In 1980, Terry Fox continued to fight bone cancer and deep despair in pursuit of a singular, motivating vision-to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee, Fox set out to cover more than a marathon's distance each day until he reached the shores of Victoria, British Columbia, spreading awareness and raising funds for cancer research. Anonymous at the start of his journey, Fox steadily captured the heart of a nation with his marathon of hope. After 143 days and two-thirds of the way across Canada, with the eyes of a country watching, Fox's journey came to an abrupt end when newly discovered tumors took over his body. Two-time NBA MVP, proud Canadian, and first-time filmmaker, Steve Nash, will share Fox's incredible story of perseverance and hope.
[Presented as part of "30 for 30": Inspired by ESPN's anniversary, 30 of today's finest storytellers telling thirty remarkable stories from the ESPN era.
Last year Peter Berg presented KINGS RANSOM, about Wayne Gretzky's move to the Los Angeles Kings, and Barry Levinson presented THE BAND THAT WOULDN'T DIE, about a marching band that kept hope alive for Baltimore’s football fans.]