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Podcast Episode 06
12:00pm

Marathon of Hope

with Darrell Fox
Hosted by Mark Sutcliffe

Marathon of Hope

with Darrell Fox
Hosted by Mark Sutcliffe
18
Friday
Sep
12:00pm
Darrell Fox

Mark Sutcliffe hosts a conversation with Darrell Fox, Terry’s younger brother, who joined Terry and his friend Doug Alward, on the Marathon of Hope in Saint John, New Brunswick, in May 1980, at the age of 17.

 

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters recounts the inspiration, dedication, and perseverance that Terry Fox embodied, and gives voice to an icon whose example spoke much louder than his words. 

 

Comprising 40 letters from 40 contributors, and edited by Terry’s younger brother Darrell on behalf of the Fox family, Forever Terry pays tribute to Terry's legacy, as seen through the eyes of celebrated Canadians ranging from Margaret Atwood, Bobby Orr, Perdita Felicien, Jann Arden, and Christine Sinclair, to those who accompanied Terry on his run, Terry Fox Run organizers, participants, supporters, and cancer champions. Appearing alongside never-before-seen photos of their hero, their reflections reveal connections that readers would never have expected, and offer a glimpse into the way goodness and greatness inspire more of the same. 

 

Forever Terry is a testament to the influence one brave man has had on the shape of Canadian dreams, ambitions, and commitment to helping others. Author proceeds support the Terry Fox Foundation, which has raised over $800 million for cancer research.

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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