Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

April 12 – October 1, 2017

Celebrate the achievements of one of Canada’s greatest heroes–Terry Fox.

At the age of 18 Terry Fox lost part of his right leg to bone cancer. The loss didn’t diminish his drive or courage; in fact, it inspired greatness. Once he recovered, this young man from Port Coquitlam, BC set out to run across Canada in what he called a “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for cancer research. In the summer of 1980 Terry began his 143-day, 5,300 kilometre journey, starting in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His plan had been to run across the country.  Sadly Terry's cancer returned and he was forced to finish his run in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Terry Fox still succeeded in his goal of raising awareness of and money for cancer research–a legacy that continues to this day. Explore the story of a young man who inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination.

A travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre.

*BC Transit bus pass holders can bring up to four youth, 12 and under, for Free with paid adult admission. Monthly Pass, ProPass, U-Pass or BC Bus Pass must be shown at the time of purchase. Valid for up to four youth (ages 6 to 12) per paid adult admission. Not valid for membership, gift card, upgrade, combo or IMAX Theatre. Not valid with any other offer.

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