In 1980, Terry Fox started a Marathon of Hope.
His hope was to raise money for cancer research and eventually help to find a cure for the disease.
After losing a leg to bone cancer, Terry Fox wanted to help other people. To raise money, he began a fundraising run across Canada. His famous run-hop stride is well known to Canadians and people around the world.
Terry Fox ran more than 5,300 kilometres – half-way across Canada – when the cancer spread to his lungs. He died at the age of 22, in 1981.