24. Where is this piece of public art located?
Answer to Canada Quiz #24
It is the Terry Fox Monument at Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Terry Fox began his cross-Canada Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980 in St. John’s Newfoundland. His aim was to raise money for cancer research after losing his right leg to bone cancer. By July 1 he had reached Ottawa, and his daily 26-mile runs were being cheered on by thousands.
As summer wore on he began suffering physical problems resulting from the spread of his cancer. He was forced to end his run on September 1, outside of Thunder Bay, having covered 3,339 miles.
Terry Fox succumbed to his disease in 1981, by which time he was recognized as a hero throughout the country. A CBC-sponsored poll to name “The Greatest Canadian” ranked him second to Tommy Douglas, father of Canada’s health care system. To date the Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $600 million for cancer research.