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The Marathon of Hope continues on Ward’s Island

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.

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LIVE: Terry Fox 2019 runs for cancer research in Toronto

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.