Defining Courage: The Terry Fox Story

By That's, October 8, 2022

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This year, Zhuhai International School hosted its first Terry Fox Run to raise money for cancer research.

So, who was Terry Fox? Terry was a young Canadian who, at the age of 18, lost his right leg to bone cancer. Instead of becoming despondent, Terry decided to make a difference. He challenged himself to run across Canada and raise USD1 million. 

After training with his new prosthetic leg, Terry started his run on the east coast of Canada on April 12, 1980; he called it the Marathon of Hope. He ran almost a marathon a day (42 kilometers) for 143 days before the cancer spread to his lungs. 

He ran 5,373 kilometers, just over 3/4 of of the total 6,800 kilometers, and raised more than USD1 million. Every year, schools in Canada and around the world host the Terry Fox Run to keep his dream alive.

Talk about a modern-day hero!


Zhuhai International School's Terry Fox Run was a fantastic success thanks to incredible community support. 

It provided students with a chance to take action and reflect on what it means to be courageous and take a stand. 

All proceeds went to the 广州市风马扶贫济困促进会, a charity based in Guangzhou, Guangdong that mainly focuses on children. It's exciting to know what a difference people can make.


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