Terrance Stanley (“Terry”) Fox, who lost a leg to cancer in 1977, embarked on a cross-country run in 1980 to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He ran for 143 days resulting in a long-lasting, worldwide legacy.
- Address: Terry Fox Scenic Lookout, Thunder Bay Expressway, Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Province: Ontario
- Year of Visit: 2014
He began with very little attention in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in April, and was a national star by the time he reached Ontario. The monument is not far from where he ended his 5,373-kilometer run; he was unable to continue due to his cancer, which had spread to his lungs, and he died on June 28, 1981. Erected in memory of Terry, this nine-foot-high bronze statue, set on a granite base with a foundation of local amethyst, stands overlooking Lake Superior. In the distance you can see the iconic Sleeping Giant of Sibley Peninsula.
There is also a Terry Fox Tribute Statue and memorial located at Ransom Park in Richmond Hill, Ontario which also displays a map of the journey which I found on Google Maps.