Today's post is dedicated to Terry Fox...an amazing young man who unfortunately passed due to cancer in 1981.He contracted Bone Cancer at the young age of 18...and whilst in hospital(after having had his leg amputated), saw all the young kids who were also suffering, he decided to raise money for Cancer research by running across Canada.
His run started from St.Johns in Newfoundland and had to stop much to his dismay, in Thunder Bay Ontario...he was running on average 42 km a day...that's a whole Marathon...from April 12th to September first. A year later Terry passed away as the Cancer had spread to his lungs.
To date, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised close to $500 million. Terry Fox is a hero amongst every Canadian, and every year around this time, Schools take a day to remember and raise money for his Foundation.
Both our girls will be running today at school...and I'll be joining them.
I really do love how Canadians honor their heros...
How does your Country honor theirs?
Have a wonderful weekend...what are you up to? Tonight we're celebrating 2 birthdays...2 lovely ladies on our street have september Birthdays...so a delicious meal is in store for us all.
P.S. Will be able to show you the work which I have been busy finishing this week...Cindy and family came home with their little Zi from china last night...we went to the airport to meet them all...very emotional...wonderful to see the family together.