Terry

Terry

Book - 2005
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In 1980, Terry Fox was just a young man with a dream. Three years earlier, he had lost a leg to cancer. Some combination of passion, idealism and sheer guts led to the impossible notion that he would run across Canada on one good leg and a prosthesis. His goal was to raise $1 from every Canadian to help find a cure for cancer. Twenty-five years later, the dream remains alive, and Terry 's legacy has raised more than $360 million for cancer research.

Terry has been written with the support of the Fox family and the design reflects the style of Douglas Coupland 's Souvenir projects, mixing more than 145 superb photographs of a previously unknown collection of family memorabilia with a very moving text about Terry's life and the Marathon of Hope. Printed in full colour, the book brings a profound moment in Canadian history, and the young man who inspired it, freshly to life.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2005
ISBN: 9781553651130
1553651138
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

Vancouver's Douglas Coupland intimately recounts the story of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. This book is a collection of photographs and mementos from Terry's life, enhanced by Coupland's design, artwork and writing. Terry's dream and legacy of raising one dollar from every Canadian to find a cure for cancer is honoured.

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