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Terry Fox


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Terrance Stanley Fox  (July 28, 1958 –  June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$750 million has been raised in his name, as of January 2018.Fox was a distance runner and basketball player for his Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, high school and Simon Fraser University. His right leg was amputated in 1977 after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, though he continued to run using an artificial leg. He also played wheelchair basketball in Vancouver, winning three national championships.
In 1980, he began the Marathon of Hope, a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. He hoped to raise one dollar from each of Canada's 24 million people. He began with little fanfare from St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in April and ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day. Fox had become a national star by the time he reached Ontario; he made numerous public appearances with businessmen, athletes, and politicians in his efforts to raise money. He was forced to end his run outside Thunder Bay when the cancer spread to his lungs. His hopes of overcoming the disease and completing his marathon ended when he died nine months later.
In addition to being the youngest person ever named a Companion of the Order of Canada, Fox won the 1980 Lou Marsh Award as the nation's top sportsman and was named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year in both 1980 and 1981. Considered a national hero, he has had many buildings, statues, roads, and parks named in his honour across the country.
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Terry Fox

Terry Fox

Canadian athlete

  • Desc: Terrance Stanley Fox CC OD was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 7817.26

Terry Fox Secondary School

School in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Terry Fox Elementary School

School in Abbotsford, British Columbia

  • Type: School, Thing, Organization, EducationalOrganization
  • Result Score: 282.36
CCGS Terry Fox

CCGS Terry Fox

Ship

  • Desc: CCGS Terry Fox is a Canadian Coast Guard heavy icebreaker. She was originally built by Burrard-Yarrows Corporation in Canada in 1983 as part of an Arctic drilling system developed by BeauDril, the drilling subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCGS_Terry_Fox
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 227.05

Terry Fox Theatre

Theatre in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Terry Fox Drive

Road in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Desc: Terry Fox Drive is a major arterial road in Ottawa, Ontario named for the late Canadian humanitarian, activist, and athlete Terry Fox.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox_Drive
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 197.45

Terry Fox

Baseball player

  • Desc: Terrence Edward Fox is an American former right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher/closer who played seven MLB seasons from 1960 to 1966 for the Milwaukee Braves, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox_(baseball)
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 155.59
Terry Fox Field

Terry Fox Field

Playing field in Burnaby, British Columbia

  • Desc: Terry Fox Field is a multi-purpose sport field on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia. It serves as the home field of the Simon Fraser Clan for association football, Canadian football and American football matches.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox_Field
  • Type: Place, Thing, StadiumOrArena
  • Result Score: 119.32

Terry Fox station

Bus stop in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Desc: Terry Fox station is a bus stop on Ottawa, Ontario, Canada's transitway served by OC Transpo buses and named after cancer research activist Terry Fox.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox_station
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 94.65

Mount Terry Fox

Peak in British Columbia, Canada

  • Desc: Mount Terry Fox is a peak in the Selwyn Range of the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. In 1981, the previously unnamed mountain was named in honour of Terry Fox.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Terry_Fox
  • Type: Mountain, Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 91.01

Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park

Park in British Columbia, Canada

The Terry Fox Story

1983 film

  • Desc: The Terry Fox Story is a 1983 Canadian-American biographical film of Canadian amputee and runner Terry Fox. It was written by Howard Hume, John Kastner and Rose Kastner, and directed by Ralph L. Thomas.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terry_Fox_Story
  • Type: Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 25.68

Night Noises

Book by Mem Fox

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 23.91

Cashin' In

TV program

  • Desc: Cashin' In is an American business analysis program, the fourth and last show of The Cost of Freedom business block, on Saturdays at 11:30 am ET on the Fox News Channel. Eric Bolling hosted from January 2013 until August 2017.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashin'_In
  • Type: TVSeries, Thing
  • Result Score: 20.48

Terry

2005 film

  • Desc: Terry is a biopic of Canadian amputee athlete Terry Fox, dramatizing his national Marathon of Hope run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The film, produced by Shaftesbury Films, aired as a television movie on CTV in 2005.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_(film)
  • Type: TVSeries, Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 14.59

Statue of Terry Fox

Statue by John Hooper

  • Type: VisualArtwork, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.00

Terry Fox Run

Event

  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 12.00

Terry Fox & March

Bus stop in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.00
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