Emma Koster credited her family with pushing her into the Terry Fox Run, but when she reached adulthood Koster took inspiration from Terry Fox on her own terms. The Terry Fox Run is a family…
Marathon of Hope
The Payne family has been participating in the Terry Fox Run for about 20 years. They started running as a family of four in Oakville to fundraise for cancer research, and now they keep doing…
The local run was founded by Hill’s aunts, Jennifer and Marie Metcalfe, the twin sister and the older sister of his mother. They launched the run in her honour in 1998, and Hill took over in 2009.
According to Marie Metcalfe, her late sister was an inspiration.
“She used to be the one who organized the school Terry Fox Run,” Marie said. “A number of us, my friend Judy Frosch and I, decided we wanted to host the Island run in her honour.
Cindy McNeil has been running the Stouffville Terry Fox Run since 1985, mostly on her own. In 2009, her father started participating with her, after he was diagnosed with cancer only a few weeks before…
Erika Emerson-Wiley has been participating in the Terry Fox Run at High Park in Toronto ever since she can remember. However, for the last 13 years, she has joined as a survivor.
Our team of Toronto Observer reporters is out at dozens of Terry Fox 2019 fundraising runs, from Pickering to Hamilton and Markham to the Beaches. Check out the live blog as we interview participants and organizers in the 38th annual Terry Fox event, about why they are running, and who they’re remembering. #BeLikeTerry #TerryFox. Fox, who lost a leg to cancer in 1977, ran partway across Canada in 1980 to raise awareness and money for cancer research. He died in 1981.
Maria Fong, 55, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2016. She later learned that it spread to the bone. She didn’t have any symptoms, but tests for a fractured vertebra revealed the diagnosis.
Her experiences with cancer, and the treatments she’s been undergoing to deal with it, convinced her to put on her walking shoes last Sunday and participate in the Terry Fox Run for the first time in her life.
“I feel blessed that I’m able to do this walk today,” she said.
The 33d Terry Fox run took place around the world, including a smaller run at Cedarbrook Park in Scarborough. The run started at the park and continued up through Bendale and Thomspson Park, looping off…
On Sept. 19, a morning full of sunshine, the annual Terry Fox Run took place all over Canada. Scarborough residents came out to Cedarbrook Park on Markham Road and Old Kingston Road in West Hill to continue Terry’s run to raise awareness for cancer research.
Canadian NBA star Steve Nash made his film debut with his documentary about Terry Fox on Sunday, September 12 at the Toronto International Film Festival.