Terry Fox

The leader


Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist.

What was the person involved in that made them a leader?

Marathon of Hope - Terry Fox raised awareness about cancer research.
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What actions did the individual take to show the leadership?

Terry Fox engaged in a cross-Canada run with one leg having been amputated and traveled 5,373 kilometers so he can raise awareness about cancer research.
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Which three (3) leadership traits did they apply?

Courage is not the absence of fear—it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.

Terry Fox was diagnosed with cancer and had one leg amputated but he still ran the Marathon of Hope to inspire others.

Quitting is leading too.

Terry Fox had to quit the marathon after 143 days and 5,373 kilometers but he still made a global impact for cancer research.

Nothing is black or white.

Terry Fox refused to regard himself as disabled, and would not allow anyone to pity him.

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Terry Fox was a great leader and has made a global impact in cancer research, the anual Terry Fox run involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over $600 million has been raised in his name.



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