Terry Fox Powerpoint

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This presentation is a tribute to my hero, Terry Fox. I am a trail runner and Terry's life and story have always been an inspiration to me. May it also inspire you during your life journey. This presentation is best synched to the song "Never Give Up On A Dream" by Rod Stewart. It is a song written specifically about Terry Fox and the proceeds from the song go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

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Terry Fox Powerpoint

  1. 1. NEVER Give Up On A DREAM
  2. 2. Those who run…
  3. 3. often seek inspiration...
  4. 4. …for a solitary pursuit.
  5. 5. But you don’t have to be a runner…
  6. 6. …to be inspired by this man’s story.
  7. 7. Terry Fox was born July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Canada.
  8. 8. Involved in many sports, Terry was Only 18 years old…
  9. 9. …when he was diagnosed with bone cancer.
  10. 10. This required amputation of his right leg…
  11. 11. ...six inches above the knee.
  12. 12. While in the hospital...
  13. 13. overcome with the suffering of the other cancer patients…
  14. 14. …many of them young children…
  15. 15. …he decided to attempt…
  16. 16. …the seemingly impossible.
  17. 17. A run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
  18. 18. This journey would be called…
  19. 19. The MARATHON of HOPE
  20. 20. Terry trained for 18 months…
  21. 21. …and ran over 3100 miles in preparation.
  22. 22. On April 12, 1980 Terry began his journey in St. Johns, Newfoundland…
  23. 23. …by dipping his foot in the Atlantic ocean.
  24. 24. There was very little press or fanfare. This would change.
  25. 25. Over the next 143 days, Terry ran.
  26. 26. And ran.
  27. 27. And ran. An average of 26 miles per day.
  28. 28. A Marathon of Hope PER DAY
  29. 29. For 143 Days
  30. 30. On one leg and one prosthesis.
  31. 31. However, on September 1 st, 1980, after 3339 miles…
  32. 32. …two-thirds of the way across Canada…
  33. 33. Terry was forced to stop.
  34. 34. Cancer had appeared in his lungs.
  35. 35. Over the course of the next ten months…
  36. 36. Terry battled cancer with the same courage…
  37. 37. he had shown on the roads of Canada.
  38. 38. Terry Fox passed away on June 21 st, 1981.
  39. 39. He was 22 years old.
  40. 40. But he lived to see his dream achieved.
  41. 41. When Terry began his journey at the Atlantic ocean…
  42. 42. He had hoped to raise a dollar for every Canadian citizen.
  43. 43. In 1981, there were 22 million Canadians.
  44. 44. Prior to his passing, the contributions exceeded 23 million dollars. DREAM ACHIEVED.
  45. 45. But Terry and his legacy were not about to stop there…
  46. 46. Beginning in 1981, the Terry Fox Run…
  47. 47. has been held annually in Canada…
  48. 48. and around the world to continue Terry’s dream.
  49. 49. To date, over 400 million dollars has been raised for cancer research in Terry’s name
  50. 50. “I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try. Dreams are made possible if you try.”
  51. 51. But the race isn’t over. The Terry Fox Foundation Tel: 604 701-0246 Fax: 604 701-0247 e-mail: national@terryfoxrun.org

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