11
Aug
09

Pix Of The Day -The Terry Fox Memorial in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Terry Fox Monument, situated in the outskirts of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, signifies humanitarian Terry Fox‘s tragic halt in his Marathon of Hope on August 31, 1980. The monument, which depicts Terry Fox during his run, serves as one of a few historical tourist sites in the city. It is open to the public and offers a panoramic view of Thunder Bay and its surroundings.

The eastern edge of Thunder Bay is the site for one of the most poignant monuments in Canada, the Terry Fox Memorial. This memorial offers a breathtaking view overlooking the Sleeping Giant. A 9-foot high bronze rendering of Terry Fox stands on a 45-ton granite base laid on a foundation of local amethyst.

The cross-Canada Marathon of Hope undertaken by this courageous young man ended near Thunder Bay when his cancer flared again. Terry Fox continues to be an inspiration for people, young and old as a Terry Fox Run is held in communities across Canada each year in September to raise funds for cancer.

Terry Fox Thunder Bay

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