Via YouTube: Terry Fox

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If you don’t know the story of Terry Fox, you should.

The night before his leg was amputated, Terry Fox read about an amputee who ran the New York City Marathon. The article inspired Terry’s Marathon of Hope, an incredible cross-Canada run on an artificial leg to raise money for cancer research.

Terry’s story inspired the annual Terry Fox Run, a world-wide charity run designed to raise money for cancer research. It’s a fitting tribute.

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

One Comment
  1. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on October 29th at 11:52 am

    I first heard of Terry Fox from Steve “Runner” Walker in his Phedippidations podcast. Episode 46 was devoted to him.