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Terry Fox Public School

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Terrance "Terry" Stanley Fox (1958 –1981) was a Canadian humanitarian, athlete and cancer treatment activist. He became famous for the Marathon of Hope, his cross-Canada run in 1980 to raise money for cancer research, which Fox ran with one prosthetic leg. He was forced to stop the run on September 1, 1980, just north-east of Thunder Bay, Ontario, after 143 days. He had run 5,373 km through Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.

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