Terry Fox in Toronto during his Marathon of Hope cross-country run (July 1980)
|Born||Terrance Stanley Fox
July 28, 1958
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Died||June 28, 1981
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
|Cause of death||Metastatic osteosarcoma|
|Education||Simon Fraser University|
|Known for||Marathon of Hope|
|Title||Companion of the Order of Canada|
I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don't. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit.
Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me.
Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done. I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people.
Even though I'm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.
It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity.