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“What Terry Fox means to me” challenge
Hey, this is your chance to contribute to the amazing legacy of Terry Fox!
He was one of the most inspiring young Canadians imaginable.
30 years ago, when he was just 21 years old, he started the “Marathon of Hope” to raise awareness and money for cancer research. . . he did all this after his right leg was amputated above the knee because of cancer. Amazing. Totally inspiring.
A memorial park is being created at Mile “0” in St. John’s Newfoundland where Terry started his run.
If you are 18 years of age or younger and live in Canada, you’re invited to participate in a challenge where you can submit an original quote about what Terry Fox means to you and an original design that will inspire the landscape artists who are creating the memorial.
Three entries will be chosen: one original quote in English; one original quote in French and one original conceptual design for a sculptural element.
Each selected participant will be offered a trip to Ottawa, Ontario – accompanied by a parent or guardian – to take part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in November 2010 and each will receive a package of inspirational items that commemorate Terry’s legacy.
Terry’s “Marathon” started in St. John’s Newfoundland and lasted 143 days. He covered an incredible 5,373 kilometers – a marathon every day. Sadly, Terry’s own marathon ended near Thunder Bay, Ontario as his cancer returned. But Terry never gave up. That determination is why Terry’s dream lives on today. People like you continue to contribute to his amazing legacy and raise money and awareness. To date, close to 500 million dollars have been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name. Isn’t that phenomenal!
So, continue to be inspired by Terry Fox and inspire others with your creativity! Enter the challenge and make sure you and your friends participate in the Terry Fox School Run Day on September 30, 2010 to contribute to Terry’s legacy and raise funds for cancer research.
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