Terry Fox is one of Canada's greatest heroes.
Terry Fox has a special place in my heart.
Every year since 1993, I am a Terry's Team member, cancer survivors who
living examples that cancer research has helped to make a
difference. This year, I am a guest speaker at the Richmond BC
Being a Terry's Team member is very special. I am glad to be a
cancer survivor, but I would prefer it if there were no more new
Todd with Terry's Best Friend – Doug Alward, and Terry's high school basketball coach – Terry Fleming. photo Deb Martin
In 1989 – I survived a near fatal cancer tumor behind my
breastbone. Without treatment, the doctors said, I might have
lasted two weeks. Instead, I was on chemotherapy for 5 months
from June 21st to November.
I speak at different run sites, and elementary schools each year
throughout Greater Vancouver. I have spoken at run sites in
Burnaby, Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, North Delta,
Kelowna BC, and even in Beijing China in 1993.
Wednesday evening I attended the planning committee meeting for the
Richmond run site, organized by my friends John and Joan Young, who are
avid runners. They introduced me to the planning team. It's
a good group. Last year the Richmond run site attracted 500
participants. The run starts at Garry Point Park on the
Southwestern tip of Richmond, right beside the community of
Steveston. We will run North along the dike. A 10 km run
will take you all the way to Westminster Hwy and back.
Please join me.
You can make an online donations to the Terry Fox Run Foundation can be
made with me as your own special “Terry's Team member” here: