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September 15, 2010

Cancer patients at SickKids remember Terry Fox’s inspiring story

Steve Nash’s Terry Fox documentary “Into the Wind” premiered at TIFF

Last August, cancer patients at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) had the opportunity to meet NBA superstar Steve Nash, who visited SickKids while filming a documentary on the Canadian hero, Terry Fox.  Patients and their families got to know Nash and his film crew as they read the Terry Fox story together, signed autographs and smiled for the camera.  On September 12, 2010, just over a year later, the Terry Fox film Into the Wind premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Some of these SickKids moments were captured in the documentary. 

In 1980, Terry Fox had one mission: to run across Canada. After losing his leg he never lost sight of his goal to raise money for cancer research. Although Terry was not able to complete his cross-country run, his strength and perseverance have helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer research.  His hope continues to inspire.   

“I remember being a six-year-old boy and waking up every morning and rushing to the TV to see where Terry was that day,” Nash explained in the official description of the film on the TIFF website. “To see his face hiding the pain and to hear his words disguising the sacrifice was as motivating and as educational an experience as I’ve ever had.”  

The one-hour documentary, Into the Wind, airs Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. on TSN2 to commemorate the 30th annual Terry Fox Run.