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"We definitely want to keep it going. This is something the Grade 9s are going to remember forever.''
It's been more than 32 years since Terry aborted his run across Canada at Thunder Bay, Ont. on Sept. 1, 1980 after cancer spread to his lungs. He died on June 28, 1981, a Vans Sneakers For Ladies
was a starter and captain of the team,'' said Fred. "That came out of hard work and determination.''
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Before his Marathon of Hope, Terry always wanted to run across Canada. The cancer didn't stop him from trying, running 3,339 miles from Newfoundland to Thunder Bay a marathon a day for 143 days before the spread of the disease became unbearable.
He was 18 and diagnosed with a type of bone cancer.
The Kelsey service club and the peer counsellor's group that make up the KCC have been going strong since May with bake sales and all sorts of fundraising activities. A tug of war was held at the school prior to Fred Fox's appearance and the school's own Terry Fox Run is slated for Oct. 3.
After amputation and being fitted with an artificial leg, Terry was undeterred, Fred said. "The doctors couldn't believe it, how determined he was. They'd never seen that before.''
"Terry was always competitive. I could tell you he was overly competitive. He hated to lose when he was younger.
Certainly, Fred Fox gave a memorable speech to a rapt audience, split Skechers Bobs Slippers into two groups in order to accommodate everyone in the gym.
While fundraising is a big part of the campaign, it goes beyond that. "More than anything, just raise awareness,'' said Cross.
month shy of his 23rd birthday.
The Kelsey Cancer Campaign received an added boost Monday with a visit to the school by Fred Fox, Terry's brother, who told the students about the Marathon of Hope runner's amazing determination and dedication.
"We're trying to do as many fun things as we can to raise money,'' said Mary Kate Cross, who's spearheading the student efforts under the KCC.
That was long, long before current Kelsey students were born. Yet, they've learned his story, embraced it and found out a lot more information about him from Fred Fox's presentation.
"All I could think of saying was 'Terry, why did this have to happen to you?''' said Fred. "Without hesitation, Terry said 'Fred, why not me? This is just another challenge for me to overcome.'''
Students at Frances Kelsey Secondary School have already been going the extra mile to raise money for cancer through the Terry Fox and Tour de Rock campaigns.
Terry certainly carried that through after starting out as benchwarmer for his basketball team in Grade 8 in Port Coquitlam.
Kelsey is continuing what Terry started in 1980,'' said Fred.
Fred was only 14 months older than Terry.
"Terry and I, when we were younger, we did everything together we competed, we fought,'' said Fred.
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"When Terry was diagnosed with cancer, he was very close to your guys' age.''
"We were taught you didn't quit. You finish what you start.''
Terry had a knee injury in March of 1977, Fred said, and "he probably shouldn't have ignored it. He couldn't put any weight on his right leg.''
"We want it to be something celebrated at the school.''
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