On April 12th, 1980, The Marathon of Hope began as Terry dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean. Starting at St. John’s, Newfoundland, Terry would begin his journey with the intention of running 42 Km (26 miles) a day through 6 Canadian provinces.
5 months later, Terry stopped outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, after running a total of 5,373 Km (3,339 miles.) It is there that he learned that the cancer had spread into his lungs. As major a set back as this was, Terry said: “I’m gonna do my very best. I’ll fight. I promise I won’t give up.” He then went back to B.C. to begin his treatment. By the time he ran to Thunder Bay, Canadians had helped raise over $1.7 million for cancer research.