Why Terry Fox is being honoured with a Google Doodle


Terry Fox stopped his Marathon of Hope 40 decades ago. Now, he’d be proud, Let us talk about him life accomplishment, carrer etc.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete, and cancer research activist.In 1980, together with a single leg was amputated because of cancer, he embarked in an east to west cross-Canada run to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Even though the spread of his cancer finally forced him to end his pursuit after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his entire life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, global heritage. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has now grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world’s biggest one-day design for cancer research; over C$750 million has been raised in his name, as of January 2018.

Today, Google is recalling Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox by replacing their homepage logo with a beautifully illustrated and inspirational Doodle.

Terry Fox Run in Timmins taking donations

Following 14 months of physical training together with his leg, Terry Fox participated in a public marathon subsequently announced to his family that he would run the whole length of both Canada from east to west. Fox embarked on this”Marathon of Hope” on April 12, 1980 in the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, proceeding one marathon span (26 kilometers ) daily, with his brother and a friend supporting from a van.

Tragically, after 143 days and 3,339 miles, Terry Fox’s goal was cut short as he asked to be attracted to the hospital for chest pains and coughing fits. At the hospital, it had been discovered the cancer had spread to his lungs, which he would probably never have the ability to resume the Marathon of Hope.

On this day in 1981, the first Terry Fox Run event was organised across 760 sites around Canada, held in his honor and in his request. These marathon events happen around the world on the second Sunday following Labor Day, raising funds for cancer foundations globally. Today’s Google Doodle in honour of the first event and of Terry Fox’s strong life features a moving depiction of Fox’s first Marathon of Hope, with all the clouds in the background spelling”Google.”

Regardless of the challenges due to the pandemic, the Terry Fox Foundation is committed to continuing the man’s legacy and moving forward with the yearly run this year.
The Terry Fox Run will be after other fundraisers around the nation and are going with a digital format on September 20th.

“Cancer is not likely to stop for anybody so it is critical in these times we honour our nearest and dearest.
For the 40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run, the foundation has been running a social media campaign encouraging people to try out something new.

“If you look at Terry’s message from years ago, it was a message of trust and anything is possible if you try.”

Last year, LPSD pupils raised over $7,000 for the Terry Fox Run while the neighborhood event raised around $8,000.

The Terry Fox Run has raised over $800 million for cancer research in over 900 communities across Canada. Participants who register can also download an app that will help keep track of fundraising and supply challenges.

Sept. 1, 1980 marked the final day of the Marathon of Hope. Fox died in hospital the following summer at age 22.
His older brother, Fred Fox, said that, because of him, today is a day for reflection.


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