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(Wikipedia)   Forty years ago today, Terry Fox hopped off this mortal coil. At 21, he ran a marathon each day for 143 days on one leg to raise awareness for cancer research, inspiring a nation and the world. G.O.A.T. indeed   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-06-28 9:32:15 AM  
The Buffalo newspapers covered Terry Fox extensively. If anyone ever truly told cancer to go fark itself, it was Terry Fox.
 
2021-06-28 9:45:10 AM  
My wife served him in a restaurant, I met him on the highway on the east side of Lake Superior.

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At his memorial in Thunder Bay, Ontario last summer.
 
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2021-06-28 9:52:33 AM  
I suppose more useful than participating in a butt-kicking contest.
 
2021-06-28 9:54:02 AM  
Stump proud, dufflepud.
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2021-06-28 9:55:11 AM  
RIP Terry....


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2021-06-28 9:56:06 AM  
Terry Fox's is a story that deserves to be far more well known south of the border.

I myself didn't know anything about the guy until after college when I started a job with a few Canadian co-workers.
 
2021-06-28 9:56:11 AM  
Short range Forrest Gump?  It happens.
 
2021-06-28 9:56:46 AM  
All I know about Terry Fox was the made-for-TV HBO movie that came out in the early 80s.

I remember the movie depicted him self-centered dick ("What's more important? Me running across Canada or some dumb retard?" was an actual line of dialogue) and the Fox family was not at all happy about that.
 
2021-06-28 10:03:04 AM  
The image of this remarkable man doing his trot through lousy weather, alone on the road but shielded by a convoy of police and a few other vehicles engraved itself on our hearts as soon as we saw it.
A giant fell when he died, but we are grateful for having seen this man and his incredible efforts.
 
2021-06-28 10:04:49 AM  
Hop Forrest, hop.
 
2021-06-28 10:08:17 AM  

grokca: My wife served him in a restaurant, I met him on the highway on the east side of Lake Superior.

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At his memorial in Thunder Bay, Ontario last summer.


That's a mandatory stop every time we drive around The Lake. We've made it a point to stop and share his story with our kids and their kids.
 
2021-06-28 10:16:09 AM  

Gough: grokca: My wife served him in a restaurant, I met him on the highway on the east side of Lake Superior.

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At his memorial in Thunder Bay, Ontario last summer.

That's a mandatory stop every time we drive around The Lake. We've made it a point to stop and share his story with our kids and their kids.


You circumnavigate Superior every year, with kids? Aren't there easier ways to kill yourself?
 
2021-06-28 10:16:30 AM  
The Runner - Ian Thomas (1981)
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Later covered by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
 
2021-06-28 10:20:23 AM  
he ran a marathon each day for 143

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"What an asshole."
 
2021-06-28 10:25:00 AM  
I was almost five when he died and had been watching the news about him with my eldest sister.  I'm told I cried for two days.
 
2021-06-28 10:29:18 AM  
They called him the Simone Biles of long-distance running, he was that good.
 
2021-06-28 10:31:32 AM  

Rob4127: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kKKf80vr​nVw]

Later covered by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.



Ian Thomas is a Canadian music icon. He had a number of hits when other artists covered his songs. Another example is "Hold On" when it was covered by Santana.

He's the brother of Dave Thomas.

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2021-06-28 10:32:44 AM  

dothemath: he ran a marathon each day for 143

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"What an asshole."


You should be begging the mods to delete your post.
 
2021-06-28 10:33:38 AM  
I heard he loved pancake restaurants
 
2021-06-28 10:33:38 AM  

Russ1642: dothemath: he ran a marathon each day for 143

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"What an asshole."

You should be begging the mods to delete your post.


#fakeassmoralgrandstanding
 
2021-06-28 10:35:53 AM  
I know we're only 18 comments in, but as a Canadian and relative of cancer survivors, I'm appreciating the lack of "funny" clicks on some of the stupid comments.  Terry Fox was an amazing human - we were lucky to have him for the time we did.
 
2021-06-28 10:43:17 AM  
the annual Terry Fox run has raised
$750,000,000 to fight cancer. not bad for a 21 year old.
 
2021-06-28 10:45:22 AM  
I'm going to go rip off a greasy farkin Terry Fox open diff burnout in my car to commemorate that one legged beauty
 
2021-06-28 10:48:05 AM  

1979: the annual Terry Fox run has raised
$750,000,000 to fight cancer. not bad for a 21 year old.


Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?
 
2021-06-28 10:50:13 AM  
After a really hard weekend, and questioning the appropriateness of even celebrating Canada Day due to all the recent findings of unmarked graves of indigenous children, this is a good reminder that there are great, caring, beautiful people in this country (and world).

Coincidentally, three of my best friends (and my sister in law) all have their birthdays today. It's a nice annual reminder of Terry Fox.
 
2021-06-28 10:50:41 AM  

TWX: I suppose more useful than participating in a butt-kicking contest.


Terry Fox would and could have found a way to win if it meant he could help those suffering from cancer.


/participated in the annual Terry Fox run
 
2021-06-28 10:53:34 AM  

dothemath: Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?


Define cured.  Treatments have extended peoples lifespan after diagnosis significantly.  We also have better ways to detect cancers earlier, so that they can be treated more effectively.  "Cured" is kind of a tricky concept with cancer
 
2021-06-28 10:54:35 AM  

Smosh: dothemath: Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?

Define cured.  Treatments have extended peoples lifespan after diagnosis significantly.  We also have better ways to detect cancers earlier, so that they can be treated more effectively.  "Cured" is kind of a tricky concept with cancer


Cured as in permanently solved and eradicated. Im guessing no but I didnt know if there was some obscure strain that maybe I had not heard of.
 
2021-06-28 10:55:26 AM  

dothemath: 1979: the annual Terry Fox run has raised
$750,000,000 to fight cancer. not bad for a 21 year old.

Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?


good point.
/fark it.
//cancer wins.
///yay
 
2021-06-28 10:56:56 AM  
I saw him when he jogged through my city, all the traffic stopped, people were cheering him on from the sidewalks, was a little bit moving.
 
2021-06-28 10:59:38 AM  

feckingmorons: The Buffalo newspapers covered Terry Fox extensively. If anyone ever truly told cancer to go fark itself, it was Terry Fox.


My recollection of his biography is that he did exactly that, literally.

I believe it also claims it was the only time he'd ever sworn, which is a difficult claim to take seriously.
 
2021-06-28 11:00:45 AM  

dothemath: Smosh: dothemath: Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?

Define cured.  Treatments have extended peoples lifespan after diagnosis significantly.  We also have better ways to detect cancers earlier, so that they can be treated more effectively.  "Cured" is kind of a tricky concept with cancer

Cured as in permanently solved and eradicated. Im guessing no but I didnt know if there was some obscure strain that maybe I had not heard of.


There won't ever be a cure for cancer because "cancer" is a vague, umbrella term for a series of related diseases involving abnormal cellular growth.

Someone who I can't recall the name of put it best: Cancer is not something the body gets, cancer is something the body does.

Only thing I can think of that would ever actually "cure" cancer would be nanobots, when they come in the next 50 to 100 years.
 
2021-06-28 11:03:49 AM  

mudesi: dothemath: Smosh: dothemath: Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?

Define cured.  Treatments have extended peoples lifespan after diagnosis significantly.  We also have better ways to detect cancers earlier, so that they can be treated more effectively.  "Cured" is kind of a tricky concept with cancer

Cured as in permanently solved and eradicated. Im guessing no but I didnt know if there was some obscure strain that maybe I had not heard of.

There won't ever be a cure for cancer because "cancer" is a vague, umbrella term for a series of related diseases involving abnormal cellular growth.

Someone who I can't recall the name of put it best: Cancer is not something the body gets, cancer is something the body does.

Only thing I can think of that would ever actually "cure" cancer would be nanobots, when they come in the next 50 to 100 years.


Interesting.
The Livestrong Foundation has raised about half a billion I think.
Personally I couldnt care less about the guy cheating. People are probably alive because of him. And you know who gave a shiat about bicycling before he came along? Nobody. And now that hes gone its back to nobody giving a shiat. The tour de france is going on right now and about five people are watching.
 
2021-06-28 11:06:14 AM  
No one is going to mention the malignant sullying of a beautiful line with "hopped off this mortal coil?"
 
2021-06-28 11:23:02 AM  
Saw a traveling exhibit in Seattle that had his prosthetic leg on display. I bawled like a damn baby.
 
2021-06-28 11:26:44 AM  

feckingmorons: The Buffalo newspapers covered Terry Fox extensively. If anyone ever truly told cancer to go fark itself, it was Terry Fox.


He didn't just tell it to go fark itself.  He dragged in by its balls 5,373KM across more than half of Canada until it finally spread to his lungs and he was utterly forced to stop because he could barely breathe any more.  I don't think anyone has had a cage match that brutal with cancer before or since, and his legacy continues to this day, having raised over $800M (as of 2020) for cancer research every year.

He's one of the very few people to me that truly deserves to be called a bona fide legend.
 
2021-06-28 11:28:20 AM  

Psychopusher: feckingmorons: The Buffalo newspapers covered Terry Fox extensively. If anyone ever truly told cancer to go fark itself, it was Terry Fox.

He didn't just tell it to go fark itself.  He dragged in by its balls 5,373KM across more than half of Canada until it finally spread to his lungs and he was utterly forced to stop because he could barely breathe any more.  I don't think anyone has had a cage match that brutal with cancer before or since, and his legacy continues to this day, having raised over $800M (as of 2020) for cancer research every year.

He's one of the very few people to me that truly deserves to be called a bona fide legend.


* I should qualify, that's $800M total since his run, not $800M a year.
 
2021-06-28 11:34:31 AM  
Fox is ranked in polls as the second greatest Canadian of all time. Who was the greatest? This handsome devil...

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Why? Here's a hint. The current GOP would hate him with a passion.
 
2021-06-28 11:35:02 AM  

slantsix: After a really hard weekend, and questioning the appropriateness of even celebrating Canada Day due to all the recent findings of unmarked graves of indigenous children, this is a good reminder that there are great, caring, beautiful people in this country (and world).

Coincidentally, three of my best friends (and my sister in law) all have their birthdays today. It's a nice annual reminder of Terry Fox.


all the coolest people have birthdays today.
🎂
 
2021-06-28 11:38:30 AM  
Yeah, cancer kinda farked up picking on Mr. Fox, gave cancer alot of bad press.
 
2021-06-28 11:38:36 AM  
Made me look into whatever happened to Steve Fonyo.
https://hungarianfreepress.com/2020/0​2​/03/fonyo-beach-a-56-er-story/
 
2021-06-28 11:50:19 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Fox is ranked in polls as the second greatest Canadian of all time. Who was the greatest? This handsome devil...

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Why? Here's a hint. The current GOP would hate him with a passion.


Jack Bauer's grandfather is alright, did bring in a lot of good
I would rank Terry above him though personally
 
2021-06-28 12:15:05 PM  
I was fortunate enough to see him on his run when I lived in Cornwall PEI.
 
2021-06-28 12:31:34 PM  
Just thinking of Terry Fox brings tears to my eyes. A young man who didn't want to give in to cancer and found a way to fight it.  It didn't cure him but just proved what human spirit can do.  I joined thousands of Torontonians, who greeted him when he arrived. Terry Fox is a symbol to all of us in Canada and elsewhere of strength and courage when we fight illness or injustice.
 
2021-06-28 12:34:00 PM  

Robo Beat: Terry Fox's is a story that deserves to be far more well known south of the border.

I myself didn't know anything about the guy until after college when I started a job with a few Canadian co-workers.


I seem to remember watching a movie biography of his life in the late 1980s.
 
2021-06-28 1:12:15 PM  

dothemath: 1979: the annual Terry Fox run has raised
$750,000,000 to fight cancer. not bad for a 21 year old.

Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?


Tons.

There are treatments now to kill or prevent infection by pathogens which cause almost all cases of stomach and cervical cancer.

There are gene therapies which attack cells with the specific mutation that make them cancerous.

Etc etc etc.

Unfortunately cancer is a byproduct of evolution via DNA, so it will likely always be a problem. Most people who die of "old age" are also carrying around at least 1 tumor.
 
2021-06-28 1:14:48 PM  

dothemath: 1979: the annual Terry Fox run has raised
$750,000,000 to fight cancer. not bad for a 21 year old.

Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?


Yes, absolutely yes.

https://www.cancer.gov/research/progr​e​ss/250-years-milestones
 
2021-06-28 1:15:20 PM  

dothemath: mudesi: dothemath: Smosh: dothemath: Serious Question: Has any form of cancer ben cured?

Define cured.  Treatments have extended peoples lifespan after diagnosis significantly.  We also have better ways to detect cancers earlier, so that they can be treated more effectively.  "Cured" is kind of a tricky concept with cancer

Cured as in permanently solved and eradicated. Im guessing no but I didnt know if there was some obscure strain that maybe I had not heard of.

There won't ever be a cure for cancer because "cancer" is a vague, umbrella term for a series of related diseases involving abnormal cellular growth.

Someone who I can't recall the name of put it best: Cancer is not something the body gets, cancer is something the body does.

Only thing I can think of that would ever actually "cure" cancer would be nanobots, when they come in the next 50 to 100 years.

Interesting.
The Livestrong Foundation has raised about half a billion I think.
Personally I couldnt care less about the guy cheating. People are probably alive because of him. And you know who gave a shiat about bicycling before he came along? Nobody. And now that hes gone its back to nobody giving a shiat. The tour de france is going on right now and about five people are watching.


Gee imagine how much could have been raised if he hadn't turned out to be such a massive cheating asshole who ruined anyone's career who dared to try and expose his doping.
 
2021-06-28 1:16:29 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Fox is ranked in polls as the second greatest Canadian of all time. Who was the greatest? This handsome devil...

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Why? Here's a hint. The current GOP would hate him with a passion.


Why did you bring politics into it, and why do you like a guy who was a eugenicist?
This isn't about him and you should ask to have your comment removed.
 
2021-06-28 1:17:32 PM  

ChrisDe: They called him the Simone Biles of long-distance running, he was that good.


If Biles did gymnastics with one leg, then yeah.
 
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