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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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The spirit of Terry Fox lives on

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.

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Keeping Terry’s Legacy Alive in Markham

The 39th annual Terry Fox Run began in Markham, Unionville, with participants stretching for the run, volunteers scrambling for last minute registration details, and the Markham Concert Band playing in the midst of it. All…

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Veteran Terry Fox volunteer inspires runners at Beaches

Jean Domagale was one of hundreds of people who came out for the Beaches event of the Terry Fox Run on Sunday. This year was the 38th annual run, the first being held on September 13, 1981. Domagale used to volunteer for the Beaches-Riverdale Canadian Cancer Society.

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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.

Terry Fox’s legacy lives on at Wilket Creek Park

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.