SFU Terry Fox Virtual Event Details
2021 Event details will be posted here in May. Please check back!
What is happening for the SFU Terry Fox 2020 Event?
We are excited to host a virtual Terry Fox Event this year to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope!
The SFU Terry Fox event will launch on Sunday, September 20th, coinciding with the Terry Fox National Run day, and continuing through Sunday, September 27th.
Sunday, September 20, 2020 through
Sunday, September 27, 2020
When it is convenient for you!
Wherever you happen to be! Run, walk, cycle or be active in your community to honour Terry and celebrate his memory.
(suggested distance - 5km run, 2.5km walk or 10km cycle)
Social Media: share your involvement through Instgram and Facebook using #SFUTerryFox
*We know most people will participate on Sunday, September 20th, the official Terry Fox National Run day, but if you can't, no problem. We are encouraging participation through September 27th. Please join us throughout the week, when you can!
Why have Terry Fox Day at SFU?
- To honour Terry Fox and celebrate his memory.
Terry is arguably the most famous person ever to attend SFU. In November 2004, Canadians voted Terry Fox the second Greatest Canadian of all time, after Tommy Douglas, following a nationwide contest organized by CBC (over 1.2 million votes were cast). A 1999 national internet survey named him Canada's greatest hero. And this famous Canadian hero whose legacy has inspired and helped so many people, was a student at Simon Fraser University!
Since Terry’s death in 1981, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised over 600 million dollars worldwide for cancer research. This money has been used to produce newer and better treatments for many different types of cancers, and to bring us closer to an eventual cure for cancer.
- To educate students about values that Terry Fox represents – courage, perseverance, humanitarianism, selflessness, one person CAN make a significant difference in the world.
- To promote healthy and active living, with a focus on cancer education and prevention.
- To raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation to be used for cancer research.
Almost every person at SFU has a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance who
has been affected by cancer. By doing this we are helping to carry on Terry’s
- To enhance community spirit at SFU and pride in the University.