Remembering Terry Fox

His name is synonymous with courage, determination, and inspiration.  He was a humanitarian, a Canadian athlete known for running with a prosthetic right leg, and a young man who had a mission to run across Canada, raising awareness and money for cancer research. As cancer took control over his body, he was forced to stop running after 143 days and 3,339 miles.  Today, he leaves us with a legacy that is living throughout the world.  He is no other than Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox, born in Winnipeg and lived in Port Coquitlam, BC.

Due to osteosarcoma, an aggressive, rare form of bone cancer that often causes unbearable pain starting in the knee and affects mainly boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 30, Terry’s right leg was amputated.  It also impacted our beautiful niece and my strong hero Emma Sevigny at ten years old.

Sadly, we lost a true Canadian hero on June 28, 1991. Still, his memory is kept alive through the Terry Fox Foundation We believe he continues to spiritually run alongside those who continue to make a difference through the annual Terry Fox Run held every day throughout Canada in September. 

To date, the foundation has raised more than 850 million dollars for cancer advocacy and research.

For additional information about Terry Fox and the Terry Fox Run, call 1-888-836-9786 or email