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The strength and hope of Terry Fox to fight cancer and inspired millions

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  • 1.Tribute to Terry Fox : He ran for 143 days across Canada on a "Marathon of Hope" before suffering a relapse of cancer.

2. Courage
Discipline of Action
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Story of Hope
3. Fox's story -- and his success in raising around $350 million to date for cancer research
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Never , Never, Never , Give Up
A Vision for a Better Future
4. Fox had run 5,376 kilometers and worn out 21 pairs of running shoes.
His determination, decency and sense of humor garnered the appreciation of all Canadians
Fox died 11 months later, on June 28, 1981, just shy of his 23rd birthday. Days after his death, Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said, "It occurs very rarely in the life of a nation, that the courageous spirit of one person unites all people in the celebration of his life and in the mourning of his death."
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