Terry Fox

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Birthday
28, 1958
Birthplace
Winnipeg, Canada
Death Date
Jun 28, 1981 (22)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1958
Birthplace
Winnipeg, Canada
Death Date
Jun 28, 1981 (22)

About

Canadian runner and health activist. While battling osteosarcoma, he attempted to run across Canada on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research.

Before Fame

Although he was smaller than the average basketball player, he was determined to play for his high school's team and, during his Senior year, earned his school's Athlete of the Year honor.

Trivia

Outside of Thunder Bay, a statue was erected in his honor in the spot where he was forced to end his marathon run across Canada.

Family Life

He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Betty and Rolland Fox. He grew up with an older brother named Fred and younger siblings named Darrell and Judith.

Associated With

Former NBA star Steve Nash, who was inspired by Fox as a child, directed a 2010 documentary called Into the Wind, which chronicles Fox's run.