This weekend, Canadians will take to their local parks to honour the life of Terry Fox.
Fox, who lost his right leg to cancer when he was 18, started his 5,373-km cross-Canada Marathon of Hope in April 1980 to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Partway through his run, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to his lungs and he had to return to his home in British Columbia for treatment. He died on June 28, 1981 at the age of 22.
East-enders can participate in the 36th annual Terry Fox Run this Sunday, Sept. 17 at Wilket Creek Park, located just north of Eglinton Avenue East on Leslie Street.
The event is wheelchair, bicycle and stroller accessible. Registration opens at 8 a.m.