Preview - Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters




From the Publisher: “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 40 contributors, and edited by Terry's younger brother Darrell on behalf of the Fox family, Forever Terry pays tribute to Terry's legacy, as seen through the eyes of celebrated Canadians ranging from Margaret Atwood, Bobby Orr, Perdita Felicien, Jann Arden, and Christine Sinclair, to those who accompanied 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 that readers would 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 support the Terry Fox Foundation, which has raised over $800 million for cancer research.

Contributors include Hayley Wickenheiser, Tom Cochrane, Darryl Sittler, Shawn Ashmore, Doug Alward, Nadine Caron, Douglas Coupland, Rick Hansen, Sidney Crosby, Akshay Grover, Lloyd Robertson, Bret Hart, Leslie Scrivener, Isadore Sharp, Wayne Gretzky, Jim Pattison, Catriona Le May Doan, Malindi Elmore, Michael Buble, Silken Laumann, Steve Nash, Karl Subban, and Marissa Papaconstantinou, among many others. "

14 comments:

  1. He is really an inspiration
    Thank you for sharing 😇

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  2. What an inspiring person. It's amazing what they are doing with this and it seems a really heartfelt collection. Thanks for sharing.

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Lindsey. In Canada, every child is taught about Terry Fox and most schools hold their own walk or run to raise money for the foundation in his name.

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  3. What an inspirational person! I like to run, and I have ran a marathon before, but running that many on one leg should be something more people know about. Thank you for sharing this with me. It's really inspirational!

    Love, Em x

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    1. Wow! Good for you to have ran a marathon! Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Such an inspiration! Looks like it'll be a great read!

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    1. I look forward to reading this book! Thanks for your comment!

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  5. What a brave man! So inspiring too. Thanks for sharing this :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  6. He sounds like such an interesting and inspiring person. This sounds like a wonderful collection to honour that too x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  7. What an inspirational and brave man. I hadn't heard of him before but I'll certainly look out for his book. Perfect timing for right now, when we could all do with some encouragement and positivity. Thank you for sharing! Lisa

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