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Terry Fox joins Canada's Walk of Fame

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Terry Fox's father and brother, Rolly and Darrell, were in Toronto on Saturday to unveil a plaque for Terry on Canada's Walk of Fame.
— image credit: DAVID LEEE

The father and brother of Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox unveiled a plaque in Toronto last Saturday to be placed on Canada's Walk of Fame.

Rolly and Darrell Fox were at the red-carpet event, held 33 years after Terry Fox ran his Marathon of Hope from St. John's, N.L., to Thunder Bay, Ont. to raise money for cancer research.

The family foundation in Fox's name has collected more than $600 million worldwide to beat the disease that took his life in 1981.

The other 2013 Walk of Fame inductees are Bob Ezrin (music producer); Victor Garber (actor); Craig and Marc Kielburger (human rights activists); the late Oscar Peterson (musician); Christine Sinclair (soccer captain); and Alan Thicke (actor).

Meanwhile, thousands of children in the Tri-Cities — and across the country — will take part in the Terry Fox National School Run Day tomorrow.

The annual event brings in 60% of the revenues for the Chilliwack-based Terry Fox Foundation.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

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