Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Terry Fox (Free Verse)

He thought he’d be a gym teacher

Not a cancer runner.
But when he lost one leg to cancer

He didn’t want to lose another.


His anger towards this disease was something he could not hide,
So he decided to run across Canada with all cancer patients in mind.

Though he didn’t make it all the way,
His story lives on today.

And schools all across Canada run for him always.