At age 21, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. He ran for 143 days, through the Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario, before the bone cancer that had taken part of his right leg returned and forced him to stop near Thunder Bay. He died on June 28, 1981, a month before his 23rd birthday. His legacy continues to motivate people here in Canada and around the world. To date, over $850 million has been raised in support of Terry Fox's cause.
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