An Inspiring Terry Fox Exhibit Just Opened in Calgary

The next time you’re in Calgary and are in need of a little inspiration (and a good cry), you might want to stop by the Terry Fox exhibition.

With the annual Terry Fox run just days away, a Terry Fox exhibit has opened at Calgary’s Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

One of the coolest features is a signed Wayne Gretzky jersey given to Fox just before he embarked on his Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980.

The Hall has devoted a whole room to Fox for the inspiring exhibit, which is open to the public until December.


Having the exhibit at the Sports Hall of Fame is a good fit, says Fox’s brother Darell. He says the venue choice would have meant a lot to Terry because he saw his Marathon of Hope as an athletic endeavour and challenge as much as it was about raising money for cancer research.

Fox was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame not long after his death in 1981.

Since his untimely death at the age of 22, about $700 million has been raised for cancer research and treatment in his name. We hope you’ve scheduled some time to run this Sunday – it’s essentially a civic duty.

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