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The Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox was a first-year kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University and only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  As a result he was forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres above the knee. 

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox running through Waterloo Region during his Marathon of Hope.  Photo from to Waterloo Terry Fox Run facebook page via Cathy Smith

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