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Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada

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In the summer of 1980, a young man with an artificial leg and a courageous heart galvanized the nation behind his dream: to find a cure for cancer. Relive Terry Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope with a unique exhibition marking the 35th anniversary of his cross-Canada run. Artifacts, photographs, interviews, press clippings, and journal entries allow visitors to retrace Terry’s 143-day, 5,300 kilometre journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Explore the deep affection Canadians have for Terry and see how his legacy continues to inspire us.


Terry Fox Centre

This exhibition is organized by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre.