Terry Fox Run Returns to Cuba

Terry Fox Run 2009

HAVANA TIMES, March 10 — Relatives of Canadian Terry Fox will visit Cuba for the first time to take part in the 12th edition of the Terry Fox Run on March 20 throughout the island, reported Juventud Rebelde newspaper on Wednesday.

The annual Marathon of Hope carries on the effort of Fox who in 1980, three years after losing a leg to osteosarcoma, attempted to run across Canada to raise awareness of the disease.

Terry’s mother and father Betty and Rolly, and sister Judith Fox-Alder, president of the Terry Fox Foundation, will arrive in Havana for a week’s stay staring on March 17, informed the event’s organizers on Tuesday.

See the Havana Times photo feature on the 2009 Terry Fox Run.