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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thousands honour Terry Fox - jim wilkes

Andy Valentine shares a special kinship with Terry Fox.

And he felt more inspired with every step of the 10-kilometre Terry Fox Run through Streetsville, which wound through Memorial Park and along the sumac-shrouded Credit River.

The 26-year-old engineering apprentice, who beat cancer as a teenager, was among thousands of runners, walkers and cyclists who raised cash for cancer research yesterday, continuing Fox's legacy in more than 40 locations across Greater Toronto and hundreds more across Canada and in dozens of countries around the world.

"He had a vision and a goal and, although he died while trying to achieve it, we're all here to keep it going, to keep his dream alive," Valentine said.

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