Premier's statement on Terry Fox Day
Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on Terry Fox Day:
“Today, people around the world remember Terry Fox. They honour him for his courage, vision and legacy. But here in British Columbia, we also remember Terry Fox the man. In B.C., we have the unique honour of calling him one of our own.
“Terry was a young man from Port Coquitlam who was struck by cancer – and chose to fight back. He decided to run across Canada to raise awareness, raise money for research and help people around the world. While cancer forced him to stop, he has never stopped inspiring us.
“Terry showed the world two things. First, that cancer research works. If Terry was born today, his cancer would be treatable because of the money he helped raise.
“And second, that we can all make a difference. The fact that there are now millions of people across 30 countries that participate in the Terry Fox Run is a testament to Terry’s legacy, his family and his supporters in British Columbia and around the world.”