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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
The federal government, through the Department of Fitness and Amateur Sport and the Department of Canadian Heritage, establishes a $5 million endowment in Terry’s name to provide scholarships to young Canadians. The government grants the fund another $10 million on 31 May 2006.
Terry Fox Run Goes International
The International Terry Fox Run is held for the first time in 32 countries.
Canada’s Greatest Hero
Terry Fox is named Canada’s greatest hero in a national survey.
Betty Fox Carries Flag at Olympic Opening Ceremonies
Terry’s mom, Betty Fox, who in the years since her son’s death became a tireless advocate for cancer research, serves as one of eight flag bearers who carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Steve Nash’s “Into the Wind” Premieres at TIFF
“Into the Wind,” an hour-long episode of ESPN’s acclaimed 30 For 30 series co-directed by NBA star Steve Nash, has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I remember being a six-year-old boy and waking up every morning and rushing to the TV to see where Terry was that day,” Nash said at the time, describing Fox as his personal hero. “To see his face hiding the pain and to hear his words disguising the sacrifice was as motivating and as educational an experience as I’ve ever had.” The episode airs on ESPN on 28 September.