KAWARTHA LAKES-The Terry Fox Foundation has launched its annual limited-edition shirt for this year’s Terry Fox Run, together with input from Ryan Reynolds and the Fox Family. The shirt features messages Terry and his family received both past and present, and celebrates how his story and legacy continue to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in Canada and beyond
“I’ve been taking part in the Terry Fox Run since second grade and can’t think of a more enduring and lovely legacy for one person,” says Ryan Reynolds, who partnered with the Terry Fox Foundation on this year’s shirt design and #DearTerry campaign. “Terry Fox inspired millions in life and death.”
Officials say due to overwhelming interest from supporters, the Terry Fox Foundation has launched its first-ever pre-sale at shop.terryfox.org to facilitate pre-orders of the #DearTerry shirt. The shirts, produced by adidas, are available in a variety of sizes and styles ranging from $25 (short sleeve), $35 (long sleeve), and $40(performance tee). The shirt officially launches and ships on April 12, the same day Terry began his Marathon of Hope in 1980, with all proceeds supporting cancer research in Canada.
“We are thrilled and incredibly grateful for Ryan’s continued support of the Terry Fox Foundation and for his collaboration on this special project,” says Denise Dias, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Terry Fox Foundation. “The initial response from the public has been overwhelming with more than 5,373 pre-orders in the first 24 hours, the same number of kilometres Terry ran. We look forward to the official launch of the Terry Fox Run in April.”
Starting April 12, Canadians can register to join and fundraise for the 43rd annual Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research, which will take place on September 17, 2023. Stay tuned for more information on the #DearTerry campaign and the official launch on April 12, 2023.
Visit terryfox.org for more information and to place a pre-order for Terry Fox Run merchandise