Terry Fox was a 21 year old one leg cancer patient, who ran 5,373
kilometres (3,339 miles) across Canada in just 143 days, before dying to
raise money and awareness for cancer research. The annual Terry Fox
Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants
in over 60 countries and is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser
for cancer research; over C$650 million has been raised in his name.