Terry Fox Tribute in Ransom Park Terry Fox is a Canadian hero. Richmond Hill honoured Terry Fox and marked the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope with the unveiling of the Terry Fox Tribute on September 12, 2015. On July 24, 1980, Terry Fox ran north on Yonge Street through Richmond Hill. His route took him past the spot where Richmond Hill's Terry Fox Tribute now stands in Ransom Park (Yonge and Centre St.). Terry Fox was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager and had his right leg amputated. Wanting to support cancer research, he went on to inspire cancer patients and Canadians alike by running across Canada to raise awareness and funding. This Marathon of Hope began on April 12, 1980 in Newfoundland, and sadly, it ended in Thunder Bay in September when Terry's cancer returned. Terry Fox passed away the following year, in 1981. Every year, survivors, supporters and citizens across the world participate in the Terry Fox Run to continue Terry's dream of finding a cure for cancer.