Premier Ball Acknowledges Terry Fox Day
Premier Dwight Ball is reminding residents that this year’s Terry Fox Day is Sunday, September 17. In 2016, the Provincial Government proclaimed the second Sunday in September as Terry Fox Day in Newfoundland and Labrador.
in the spring of 1980, the Marathon of Hope began when Terry Fox, then a relatively unknown athlete and advocate for cancer research, set out to run across the country to raise money to help find a cure.
He started that marathon by dipping his leg in the cold North Atlantic Ocean. What would be an incredible feat for anyone was even more of a challenge for an athlete with a prosthetic leg.
The few people who came to see him off that day couldn’t have known then that Terry Fox would go on to raise millions of dollars, inspire generations of Canadians, and become one of the country’s greatest heroes.