April 12, 1980.  22-year Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg into the St. John Harbour and set off on what would become one of the greatest moments in Canadian history: The Marathon of Hope.

For 143 days, Terry ran across Canada to raise funds to fight cancer, something he knew all to well, as he lost his right leg to cancer at the tender age of 18.

While Terry wasn’t able to make it to the other side of Canada (As he passed reaching Thunder Bay), his spirit and endurance was heard and to this day, we continue to honour him by continuing his journey across our great nation.

This Sunday (September 16th) be part of the movement with the Terry Fox Run! Join the movement in Springbank Gardens (Formerly Wonderland Gardens)

Run, walk, jog, roller-blade, dog-walk, baby stroller it…it doesn’t matter how fast you go, or how long you go, it’s all about the awareness AND the funds to help fight cancer.

To register and/or donate, you can find all the information HERE

Terry Fox may not have made it across Canada…but he reminded us all that the impossible IS possible, and you can do anything you set your mind to.