Forever Terry

Forever Terry

A Legacy in Letters

Book - 2020
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"Terry Fox defined perseverance and hope for a generation of Canadians. Forever Terry reflects what Terry's legacy means to us now, and in the future. 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Celebrities (both from Canada and beyond) regularly ask the Terry Fox Foundation what they can do to support Terry's cause and legacy. The answer: write a short piece telling readers what Terry Fox means to them. A memory. A moment of inspiration. A glimpse of hope to a patient. A jolt of strength. Or even a moment of sympathy. Forever Terry is a collection of 40 personal letters from 40 prominent celebrities displaying what Terry Fox means to them, and gives voice to an icon whose example spoke much louder than his words. The list of contributors includes Bobby Orr, Margaret Atwood, Catriona Le May Doan, Gordon Lightfoot, Douglas Coupland, and many more.".
Terry Fox defined perseverance and hope for a generation of Canadians. Forty years after Terry's run ended, Forever Terry reflects what Terry's legacy means to us now, and in the future. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters recounts the inspiration, dedication, and perseverance that Terry Fox embodied, and gives voice to an icon whose example spoke much louder than his words. Comprising 40 letters from forty contributors, and edited by Terry's younger brother Darrell on behalf of the Fox family, Forever Terry is a testament to the dedication and perseverance that Terry Fox embodied, seen through the eyes of celebrated Canadians ranging from Margaret Atwood, Bobby Orr, Jann Arden, and Christine Sinclair, to the police officers who escorted Terry on his run, Terry Fox Run organizers, participants, supporters, and cancer champions. Appearing alongside never-before-seen photos of their hero, their reflections reveal connections between that readers will never have expected, and offer a glimpse into the way goodness and greatness inspire more of the same.   Forever Terry is a testament to the influence one brave man has had on the shape of Canadian dreams, ambitions, and commitment to helping others. Author proceeds from the sale of Forever Terry support the Terry Fox Foundation, which has raised almost $800 million dollars for cancer research.   Contributors include Hayley Wickenheiser, Darryl Sittler, Shawn Ashmore, Doug Alward, Douglas Coupland, Rick Hansen, Lloyd Robertson, Bret Hart, Leslie Scrivener, Isadore Sharp, Jim Pattison, Catriona Le May Doan, Malindi Elmore, Silken Laumann, Steve Nash, and Marissa Papaconstantinou, among many others.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2020
ISBN: 9780735240698
Branch Call Number: 362.19699 FOR 2020-09
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fox, Darrell - Compiler

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