Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Fox Run

September 14th is the date this year for the Terry Fox Run across the country. The story of the young marathon runner who lost a leg to cancer can be found here. His legacy years after both the Marathon Of Hope and his death is profound here in Canada and abroad, where Terry Fox Runs are also held to benefit cancer research each year. I thought it appropriate to show this statue across from Parliament Hill again; the Langevin Block makes for a good backdrop.


  1. Thanks for sharing that amazing story. He created an extraordinary legacy. What an inspiration!

  2. Thanks for sharing this uplifting story!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  3. A bit sad, but really amazing!

  4. I also run the marathon in Madrid, my 42,125 Kms. Long ago.


  5. I hadn't heard about these runs. Thanks!

  6. Beautiful statue and a great story. Wonderful that he is honoured with these marathons.

  7. Are you running? Wonderful statue and important cause.

  8. i hope they will be successful fundraisers.

  9. I remember Terry Fox well. This is beautiful!

  10. I hope it will bring in a lot of money!

  11. @Kay: he was extraordinary.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @VP: he made quite an impact.

    @Tomas: I've never done a marathon myself.

    @Revrunner: you're welcome.

    @Hilary: it certainly is.

    @Luis: you're welcome.

    @Jan: it's a great way to raise money for a good cause.

    @Sharon: not this year, but I have in the past.

    @Jackie: it certainly is.

    @Tex: each year they are.

    @Linda: he made an impact and continues to do so.

    @Marleen: that it certainly will.

  12. A very poignant statue! Thanks for sharing. I had not heard of him before.

  13. Very nice tribute and, yes, a great background indeed.

  14. Excellent link William and a truly inspiring story.. some people are just amazing in their determination.

  15. I remember him well. A wonderful story.

  16. Never heard about him but his story is certainly inspiring!

  17. @Lois: here his name is very well known, a great example of courage.

    @Jose: I should photograph it in other seasons too.

    @Grace: he was an extraordinary young man.

    @Stuart: he was the essence of determination.

    @Norma: Quite so!

    @Cheryl: it is.

  18. Very moving sculpture! Great post.

  19. Great sculpture. Thanks for posting. I didn't realize that other countries held the race also.

  20. They were showing the film of him running on the news tonight and it is still heartbreaking to see it! He was a real hero.

  21. Thanks. I'd never seen the statue before.

  22. Personally, I find that many with cancer make it worse by doing such stunts to create 'awareness.' I am likely the only Canadian who thinks so, but Jack Layton ran for election when he was clearly dying. Rob Ford needs to stop and look after himself, for his family's sake.
    Cancer cells are grown by one's own body. One needs to sit down, and change direction for healing to occur, as well as following doctor's advice.
    I truly believe that all this money going to research isn't being spent wisely. We have no idea of the research projects being funded. We have no control over these billions of dollars. That's my 2 cents!

  23. I remember Terry Fox. Thank you for sharing the link to his story, to refresh my memory.

    I would like to respond to the comment immediately preceding mine, but my mother always taught me that if I can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

  24. Inspiring story, also love the setting.

  25. Neat statue! And a hero to admire.

  26. @Judy: thank you.

    @Mari: it started here.

    @RedPat: that he was.

    @Annette: it is.

    @Joan: I've passed by it many times.

  27. @Jen: thank you.

    @EG: the artist got his sense of will in the right way.

    @Jennifer: I think it comes down to everyone's specific choice in that position.

    @Jack: I can see that.

    @Peter: so do I.

    @Linda: very much so.