Friday, May 7, 2010

Terry Fox

During my adventure in downtown Ottawa today, I saw a statue of Terry Fox. Do you know who Terry Fox is and why he is a famous Canadian? If not, I can help you with the answer.

After losing his right leg at age 20 to cancer, Terry Fox decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He started in St. John's, Newfoundland and planned on running all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia. He ran 42 km a day. No one had ever done anything like it before.

His cancer returned and he was not able to finish his run. Every September a charity run is held in honour of Terry Fox.

Here I am at the foot of the Terry Fox statue.

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