DIFFERENTLY ABLED HERO: Every Canadian knows Terry Fox, and for those who don’t yet, his story is one of true inspiration in the fight against cancer. He is a beloved icon with numerous commemorations.
40th ANNIVERSARY of an iconic moment: The Marathon of Hope is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020. As of January 2018, more than $750 million has been raised in Canada and all over the world. We will be working with the Terry Fox Foundation to boost support and recognition.
FRESH NEW TAKE: The story is told from the perspecitve of Terry’s real-life best friend, Doug Alward, and focuses on their friendship leading up to Terry’s Marathon of Hope.
AUTHENTIC VOICE: The author has worked with Doug and the Fox family to ensure approval and accuracy.
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION: The Marathon of Hope is held in 9,000 schools across Canada. Every year, new students are introduced to this iconic story.
BONUS BACKMATTER: Includes photos, map of run, instructions on how to set up your own Terry Fox run.
One of the Ontario Library Association’s 2020 Best Bets selection, Junior Non-Fiction category
“Alward’s voice is gentle, often humourous, always admiring, and believably colloquial.” —Highly Recommended, CM Reviews
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