In 1980 after losing a leg to cancer, Terry Fox began an epic cross-country journey to raise money for cancer research. After 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (a marathon a day), Terry was forced to stop the run outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The cancer had appeared in his lungs. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981. He was only 22, yet his selflessness, his compassion and his tenacity were superhuman and belied his years.The more I learned about this amazing young man, the more compelled I was to capture his story in song. The result is "Run Fox Run". It incorporates a sampled recording of Terry's unique "fox trot". In a sense, Terry is running in and out of the song.
Feel free to download the Terry Fox song and pass it on to anyone you think may be inspired by it or might want to use it as part of their Terry Fox Run or National School Run Day. It has traveled the world, to Terry Fox Run's as far away as Vietnam. His spirit runs farther and stronger each day.....
Thanks for listening,