Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada
By Sheldon Posen and Erin Gurski
April 2015, ISBN 978-0-660-20310-2
20 pp., 117 illustrations, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
Summer 1980: As Terry Fox runs across Canada to raise funds for cancer, Canadians keep pace by creating Marathon of Hope scrapbooks. Ultimately, their scrapbooks become personal memorials to his heartbreaking triumph. On Terry’s passing, many send their scrapbooks to his parents, Betty and Rolly Fox.
This is a Terry Fox memory book, made up of scrapbook pages and images by photographers who immortalized the Marathon of Hope, along with Terry’s own words from his journal, speeches and interviews. It takes the reader back to the 143 days in 1980 when Canadians watched, marvelled and idolized, then mourned and celebrated a heroic young athlete running to the heart of Canada.