Passionate for Life


This morning started with fog in our area; it was a very humid and warm morning here.

Although the weather wasn’t the greatest, the events of the day would surely makeup for Mother Nature’s ‘not so welcome gift’ to us on this sweet Sunday morning.


You see, today’s event in our town happened to be the annual Terry Fox Run; a marathon that takes place every year during September to raise funds for Cancer research.

If you don’t know his story, Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in British Columbia.  He was an active teenage who was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his right leg amputated 15 centimeters (6 inches) above the knee in 1977.

Terry Fox

While in the hospital Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research.

His journey was called, The Marathon of Hope.

After running for 143 days and 5373 km. (3339 miles) Terry was forced to stop as the cancer had appeared in his lungs.  An entire nation was stunned and saddened when Terry had to stop running and he passed away on June 28th, 1981 at the age of 22 years old.

So on this hot and humid noon, close to one hundred people met at our local arena to walk, run, bicycle or be pushed in a wheelchair to raise money for cancer research as Terry did so many years ago.

The atmosphere inside the arena and out was so inspiring to me.  Friendly town people meeting together for one great cause, was so amazing to me and the adrenaline provided help me to walk the route, surrounded by many men, women and children of all ages, plus some little pooches!

Passionate for Life;  yes, absolutely!!!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. gc says:

    Thank you Pat for sharing this inspiring story. Have an enjoyable day. Stay optinisitc. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you Gerry. Always optimistic and always appreciate your comments. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sheryl says:

    Terry Fox, I’m so glad they still teach about him in school and show kids that no matter what the adversity anything is possible if you try. My son talks about him all the time.

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    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you for your wonderful comments Sheryl. We should never forget his sacrifice! Anything is possible!!

      Liked by 1 person

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