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Terry Fox stamp unveiled in Newfoundland and Labrador

Judith Fox, sister of Terry Fox, unveils the Canada 150 stamp commemorating Terry's 1980 Marathon of Hope.
Judith Fox, sister of Terry Fox, unveils the Canada 150 stamp commemorating Terry's 1980 Marathon of Hope.

A special stamp was unveiled today (Thursday) in honour of the late Terry Fox and Canada 150.

Judith Fox, sister of Terry, unveiled the stamp at Mile 0 by St. John's City Hall to commemorate his Marathon of Hope that began from St. John's on April 12, 1980.

It was the sixth if 10 special Canada Post stamps to be unveiled by June 1.
Fox lost his leg to cancer at age 18.

Terry Fox, then 22 began the cross-country marathon to raise awareness for cancer research.

According to the Terry Fox Foundation website, on Sept. 1, 1980, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles) Terry stopped running outside of Thunder Bay, Ont. because his primary cancer had spread to his lungs.

He died a month before his 23rd birthday on June 28, 1981.

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