Checking in on the park
We asked people what they thought of the work done to improve Blanche Brook Park in Stephenville.
Terry Fox inspired a country to never give up hope in the fight against cancer.
His legacy lives on today with young boys and girls across the country participating in the Terry Fox Run — an annual event held across the country in memory of the man who raised millions of dollars for cancer research.
Terry Fox died, his family by his side, on June 28, 1981, one month shy of turning 23 years old.
He dipped his articifial leg into the Atlantic Ocean on April 12, 1980 to begin his cross-country venture, but after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres he stopped running outside of Thunder Bay, Ont., because his primary cancer had spread to his lungs.
The youngsters who attend Stepping Stones Daycare in Corner Brook held a Little Fox Run on the company’s grounds Friday morning to recognize the impact the man behind the Marathon of Hope had on people from coast to coast.
Too young to remember how Fox became a household name in Canada, most of the youngsters knew very little about the significance of his journey, but they know that he was a pretty special guy to do what he did.
Zackery Burden, who is seven, said Fox was a nice person to think about others when he was sick. He was sad knowing he died, but he was happy to see so much money raised on his behalf.
“He was a good guy because he walked across Canada to raise money for people in the hospital with cancer,” he said.
Wyatt Sparkes said he felt happy knowing somebody was nice enough to help other sick people when he was very sick himself so he believes Terry Fox was a special person.
“He’s somebody who was happy to raise money for cancer and help a lot of people,” Wyatt said. “I’d really like to say thanks to him for what he did.”
Children attending Stepping Stones Daycare on O’Connell Drive in Corner Brook participated in a Little Fox Run in memory of Terry Fox on Thursday at the daycare grounds. Carrying the banner leading the youngest group at the facility are, from left,...