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Terry Fox began his iconic Marathon of Hope 36 years ago today

On This Day – In 1980. Canadian legend, Terry Fox began his “Marathon of Hope” in St . John’s, Newfoundland. pic.twitter.com/HOdjFQvj1Y — Vintage Marketplace (@TheVintageMP) April 12, 2016 Today marks the 36th anniversary of Terry Fox dipping his right leg into the Atlantic Ocean, which marked the start of the Marathon of Hope . One of the greatest ever Canadians began the cross-country journey on April 12, 1980 near St. John’s, N.L. in an effort to raise money for cancer research. article continues after advertisement Born July 28, 1958, Fox was an avid distance runner and basketball player in Port Coquitlam, B.C, where he went to high school before attending Simon Fraser University. He was later diagnosed in 1977 with osteosarcoma, a cancer that begins in the bones, and doctors were forced to amputate his right leg above his knee. He ran the entire Marathon of Hope, a cr...

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