First annual Terry Fox Run: radio report
Hundreds of thousands of people across Canada and around the globe pick up where Terry left off, walking, wheeling and running 10 kilometres to commemorate the first annual Terry Fox Day.
Ironically, the loss of Terry Fox to cancer mobilizes a generation of Canadians to participate in physical activity.
• Terry Fox was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 29, 1981.
• Canada Post issued a stamp of Terry in 1982; an honour that normally waits until 10 years after the death of the subject. Another stamp was issued in 2000.
• The first Terry Fox Run attracted 300,000 participants at over 760 sites around the world. It raised $3.5 million for cancer research.
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: Sept. 13, 1981
Host: Rick Cluff
Reporter: George Young
Last updated: September 12, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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