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Posted on 01 Nov 2022

Darrell Fox visits WA

Terry Fox is a true Canadian hero who lived an inspirational life.  In 1980, after bone cancer resulted in the amputation of his right leg, he embarked on a "Marathon of Hope" across Canada, to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.  After running 5373 km over 143 consecutive days, Terry's cancer returned and he was not able to achieve his goal of running from one coast of Canada to the other.  Terry passed away on June 28, 1981. Since then, Terry Fox runs have taken place around the world each year as part of the continued effort by The Terry Fox Foundation to raise money for cancer research in memory of Terry.  Over C$850 million has been raised in Terry's name.

One 1st November, Westminster Academy was visited by Terry's brother, Darrell Fox, who accompanied Terry on the Marathon of Hope and who has, since Terry's passing, dedicated his life to continuing Terry's work to raise funds for Cancer research.  Darrell shared Terry's story - and some of his own - with our Year 9 students and answered their questions.  It was the first time that Darrell has spoken at a British school and it was a privilege to hear him speak.

Darrell Fox visit

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