Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

Sheldon Posen and Erin Gurski


Available in French or English.

Summer 1980: As Terry Fox runs across Canada to raise funds for cancer, Canadians keep pace by creating Marathon of Hope scrapbooks. Ultimately, their scrapbooks become personal memorials to his heartbreaking triumph. On Terry’s passing, many send their scrapbooks to his parents, Betty and Rolly Fox.

This is a Terry Fox memory book, made up of scrapbook pages and images by photographers who immortalized the Marathon of Hope, along with Terry’s own words from his journal, speeches and interviews. It takes the reader back to the 143 days in 1980 when Canadians watched, marvelled and idolized, then mourned and celebrated a heroic young athlete running to the heart of Canada.

The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.

April 2015, Paperback, 20 pp, 117 illustrations, 15 x 15 cm pages

ISBN 9780660203102


“I want to set an example that will never be forgotten.”– Terry Fox. September is the last opportunity to see Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada at the Royal BC Museum. The popular exhibition features many personal belongings, including Terry’s shoes, prosthetic leg and journal, as well as the encouraging letters and mementoes Canadians sent Terry. Learn more about the young man whose legacy continues to inspire Canadians before the exhibition closes on October 1.

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