Terry Fox Runs


ESPN tells the true story of Terry Fox, a young man from Canada who battled cancer and wanted to raise money for cancer awareness and research. Terry had his leg amputated during his battle and afterwards trained for 14 months on his artificial leg before embarking on an quest to run across Canada east to west. He planned on doing this by running a marathon a day! The story is both touching, heartbreaking, and definitely inspiring. (The extra special connection in this story is Terry’s age and what he was able to do, which connects with many students.)


  • What was Terry’s reason for not just running across B.C.?
  • What inspired Terry?
  • What did Terry tell his brother was his mission?