On the morning of April 12, 1980, Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope. Fox's
journey took him through the Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario, until he
stopped just outside of Thunder Bay. He had run 5,376 kms, and by February 1981,
raised $24.17 million. Fox died, with his family beside him, on June 28, 1981.
That September, the first Terry Fox Run was held.