Video - Terry Fox Statue (youth version) – Decoding ART - Heritage Monuments


Transcript of Terry Fox Statue (youth version) – Decoding ART - Heritage Monuments

[Canadian Heritage signature]

Narrator: "This capsule is presented by Canadian Heritage."

[Background audio: sound of one-legged runner outdoors, breathing evenly; add cheering crowd]

[The Terry Fox statue]

Narrator: "Every year, schools across Canada celebrate the memory of Terry Fox. I bet your school is one of them. When he was a teenager, he had bone cancer in his right leg, and had to have it amputated. Even though Terry was really upset about it, he wanted to show people that cancer can be beaten and he decided to run across Canada and raise money for cancer research."

"He called it the Marathon of Hope. He'd run close to a marathon every day. How far is that? For a car driving on the highway, it takes more than half an hour to go that far. And no matter how tired or sore Terry was, he'd get up the next morning and run that far again. To encourage him, people would run along with him!"

"After nearly three months of running, Terry reached Ottawa on Canada Day and thousands of people cheered him on. A couple of months later, though, Terry's cancer came back in his lungs and he had to quit."

"He lost his fight with cancer a year later. Today, the memory of Terry Fox is alive and well, and the annual Terry Fox runs continue to raise millions of dollars for cancer research each year."

"Maybe someday, his dream of a cure for cancer will come true. Terry is truly a Canadian hero. How far would you be able to run for a good cause?"

[Canada Wordmark]

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