September 13, 1981 – The first Terry Fox Run is held at more than 760 sites in Canada and around the world. The event attracts 300,000 participants and raises $3.5 million.
During 1983 – The Canadian Coast Guard dedicates its second most powerful ship in Terry’s name. The ship is re-commissioned in 1994.
February 11, 1994 – The Terry Fox Hall of Fame is created to provide permanent recognition to Canadians who have made extraordinary personal contributions to assist or enhance the lives of people with physical disabilities.
July 1, 1998 – The Terry Fox Monument is re-dedicated in Ottawa, Ontario and is now part of the Path of Heroes; a government initiative to raise public awareness and appreciation of great Canadians that have helped shape the country.
April 12 to September 2005 – The 25th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope brought about several remarkable events and fundraisers. The Canadian Mint launched the Terry Fox $1 coin, Canadian author Douglas Coupland released the book “Terry’, Maxine Trottier published the children’s book “A Story of Hope” (joining books by Leslie Scrivener and Eric Walters) and CTV produced the motion picture “Terry”. Over 14,000 Canadians walked the Confederation Bridge between PEI and New Brunswick as part of a unique Terry Fox Run.