Google Doodle celebrates Canadian athlete Terry Fox with a “Marathon of Hope” in an effort to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
In countries like Peru, the U.S., Canada, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and Chile, you can see a Canadian athlete promoting sports to people who are getting weaker on Google. The day chosen was the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s annual race.
Terry Fox, born July 28, 1958, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a family actor because of his honesty and professionalism. In 1977, Fox was analyzed with bone cancer at the age of 18 and had his right leg injury.
Today, Google draws attention to Canadian athlete and cancer lawyer Terry Fox, who turned the cover logo into a beautiful, exciting one.
Terry Fox, born July 28, 1958, specializes in sports and athletics such as basketball, football and long-distance running. At the age of 18, Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right knee and had to have his right leg amputated.
Inspired by Dick Trump, who completed his first marathon in New York, Terry Fox decided to encourage people to raise money for cancer research when he saw how others had children with cancer.
Google Doodle Terry Fox, 1979
After 16 months of physical and mental decline in chemotherapy, I immediately hated the experience around me and around cancer clinics because I immediately realized that this was only half of what I wanted. There are faces with bold smiles, but there are also smiles. I believe there are rejection and frustration. My search is not selfish. Even though I was liberated, I didn’t know those faces and feelings were still there. Stop worrying somewhere … so I decided to limit myself.
After training his 14-month-old prosthetic leg, Terry Fox told the family he would run a large marathon and run the entire length of Canada from east to west. On April 12, 1980, Fox and his brother got out of the van and celebrated the 26th stage of the Atlantic Hope Marathon.
Unfortunately, after 143 days and 3339 miles, Terry Fox’s intention to go to the hospital was interrupted due to chest pain and coughing. At the hospital, they discovered that cancer had spread to his lungs and that he could not continue the marathon of hope.
Following this news, fundraising events dedicated to his memory were held and the total amount of funds raised for the study of cancer increased from 1.7 million to 23 million MEL. Terry Fox died a year later, on June 28, 1981.
On this day in 1981, in his honour and at his request, the first Terry Fox Run was held in 760 locations around Canada. Now, these marathon events will take place on the second Sunday after Labor Day around the world, which will raise money for cancer funds around the world. Today, Google Doodle and Terry Fox recall Fox’s original story of the Powerful Life Fox’s original event marathon, with Ryan writing “Google” in the background. Despite the many challenges facing the world in 2020, Terry Fox is eligible to register for the next event on September 20th. Terry Fox still encourages most of us to participate in races and social distances, especially in organized places where you can work. Or, if you have no way of running it, consider donating for the purpose through the official website.