Today is the 6th annual ‘Terry Fox Day’ in Manitoba.
Allison Doane is the Provincial Director with the Terry Fox Foundation and says the relatively new day is still something Manitobans are learning about.
“It's a great day to celebrate Terry and not only Terry, but cancer research and that's the heart of all of what Terry is done, and I think we're always looking for a way to do more and find out more about it, which is so wonderful and again, just speaks to the giving spirit of Manitoba.”
In 2015, the province was the first in Canada to name a day in Fox’s honour, setting aside the Monday of each long weekend to remember his ‘Marathon Of Hope” cross-country run.
“We hope that people will take a moment to remember Terry’s journey and all that he did, running 43 kilometres every single day on that prosthetic. But beyond that remembering those loved ones who have battled, who are battling cancer and take that time to think about those and honour them.”
Doane adds that Terry Fox Day is a great time to look into the Terry Fox Run coming up in September and start putting together a team.