Central Park, Central Park West & 86th St
New York, New York 10024

On October 18th, the Canadian Association of New York (CANY) will once again oversee the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. The run itself is a 5K “fun run” for all ages, a family event supporting cancer research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Terry Fox is a Canadian hero. At age 18, he learned that due to bone cancer, his right leg would have to be amputated above the knee. Mr. Fox’s subsequent fight for a cancer cure was built around his “Marathon of Hope”, the name for his planned cross-country run of Canada. For 142 days in 1980, Mr. Fox ran 26 miles per day, crossing 3,000 miles until, on September 1st, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, he was forced to stop (he had started in St. John’s, Newfoundland). The cancer had spread to his lungs. He died on June 28th, 1981, a month shy of his 23rd birthday.

Official Website: http://www.canadianassociationny.org

Added by Perpa_NYC on September 24, 2008

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