The Lou Marsh Legacy - Honouring Canada's Top Athletes

Terry Fox

Marathon of Hope

1980


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Terry Fox running on a local road during the Marathon of Hope
Description: Photograph of Terry Fox as he runs down the middle of a street during his Marathon of Hope. In the background there is a car with a young boy leaning his head out of the passenger-side window as he watches Fox pass by.
Date: 1980
Collection: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Button commemorating Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope
Description: Red button commemorating Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Fox commenced his run across Canada on April 12, 1980.
Date: 1980
Collection: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Bud. J. Shepard Trophy presented to Terry Fox
Description: Bud J. Shepard Trophy given to Terry Fox in 1978 for the most inspirational player of the Vancouver Cable Cars Wheelchair Basketball Teams. Fox was a member of the Cable Cars from 1978 – 1980.
Date: 1978
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
CBC Award presented to Terry Fox
Description: Blue tinted plexiglas award given to Terry Fox by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation upon being named Athlete of the Year in 1980.
Date: 1980
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Basketball uniform worn by Terry Fox
Description: Terry Fox’s basketball uniform worn while he was a member of the Simon Fraser University Men’s Basketball team.
Date: 1976
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Adidas running shoes worn by Terry Fox during the Marathon of Hope
Description: Terry Fox’s blue Adidas running shoes worn during his Marathon of Hope run.
Date: 1980
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Prosthetic leg used by Terry Fox
Description: Prosthetic leg used by Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope run. The prosthetic leg is made of steel and fiberglass. There is a white sock covering the foot of the leg.
Date: 1978
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Paul Harris Fellowship medal given to Terry Fox
Description: Paul Harris Fellowship medal given to Terry Fox. Fox was awarded the Fellowship medal for his support of the Rotary Foundation.
Date: 1978
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Order of the Dogwood medal given to Terry Fox
Description: Order of the Dogwood 10 karat gold medal given to Terry Fox by the Province of British Columbia. The Order of the Dogwood is the highest award for civilian achievement.
Date: 1980
Collection: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Shorts worn by Terry Fox during the Marathon of Hope
Description: Pair of shorts was worn by Terry Fox during the Marathon of Hope run across Canada for cancer awareness.
Date: 1980
Collection: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
T-shirt worn by Terry Fox during the Marathon of Hope
Description: White short sleeved cotton shirt with a picture of Canada on the front. This shirt was worn by Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope run.
Date: 1980
Collection: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Photo of Terry Fox running past the Parliament Buildings during the Marathon of Hope
Description: Photograph of Terry Fox running by Parliament Hill in Ottawa during his Marathon of Hope. Fox is wearing a white shirt that reads: "TERRY FOX MARATHON OF HOPE."
Date: 1980
Collection: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Photo of Terry Fox taking a break during the Marathon of Hope
Description: Photograph of Terry Fox resting on a white bench as he takes a break during his Marathon of Hope. Fox is eating an orange and is smiling.
Date: 1980
Collection: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame