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Terry Fox receives the Order of Canada

The night before his right leg was amputated, Terry Fox read about an amputee who ran the New York City Marathon. The article inspired Terry's Marathon of Hope, an incredible cross-Canada run on an artificial leg to raise money for cancer research. Terry was forced to end his run when his cancer returned. He died on June 28, 1981, but his legacy lives on in the annual Terry Fox Run.

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Ed Schreyer awards the Order of Canada to Terry Fox.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Sept. 19, 1980
Guest(s):
Reporter: Paul Griffin
Duration: 6:01

Last updated: June 17, 2014

Page consulted on November 4, 2014

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