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Terry Fox Statue


The Terry Fox statue in the Community Foundation Park downtown was designed by Nathan Scott.  On September 1, 1979, Terry Fox, his brother Darrel and friend Doug Alward came to Prince George to participate in the Prince George to Boston Marathon, (now known as the Labour Day Classic). Missing one limb due to cancer, Terry was determined to complete the marathon 17.5 mile course. At a banquet following the marathon, Terry revealed his hope to journey across the country to raise awareness and funds in the hope of finding a cure for cancer.  In April 1980, Terry, Darrel and Doug left the west coast for the east to begin the journey across the country.



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