Terry Fox, The Young Man Who Started It All
Terry Fox, a native of British Columbia, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in 1977 at the age of 18. His right leg was amputated to stop the cancer from spreading. During his treatment he became close to many other cancer patients, especially children. Terry was determined that others should have a better chance to beat the disease than he did. He set about on an epic 5,300 kilometre coast to coast run to raise money for cancer research.
Running what he called his "Marathon of Hope" every day for 143 days, Terry became an iconic symbol for triumph over adversity. Terry passed away before he managed to complete his challenge, but he succeeded in achieving massive awareness for his cause and shortly after his death the annual Terry Fox Run was established.
What The Terry Fox Foundation Means Today
The Terry Fox Foundation has become a well-known charitable organization around the world. Their funding is generated from more than 900 Terry Fox Runs that takes place every year around the world, all volunteer-led. The Terry Fox National School Run Day sees more than 9,000 schools and 3 million students raise funds for cancer research each year.
The unique quality that sets this charitable organization apart is that $0.84 cents of every dollar goes towards cancer research. Terry’s journey has been inspirational to many people around the world and the support has allowed Terry Fox Foundation to raise $700 million to date for cancer research.
Entripy Partners With Terry Fox Foundation
Entripy began printing custom t-shirts for Terry Fox Runs in 2011. More than a printing project, for Entripy this was a privilege to provide Terry Fox Foundation with the highest quality of custom shirts along with a unique design that would signify the value of Terry Fox’s legacy. By 2013, the Terry Fox Foundation designated Entripy as its merchandise partner, a relationship that involved both creative and print work.
The number of custom t-shirts printed increased from 50,000 in the previous year to 60,000+ in the current year due not only to the demand for the 35th Anniversary Terry Fox shirts but also a reflection of Canadians' continued support for the annual Run.
Entripy prides itself in the ongoing relationship we have built with the Terry Fox Foundation. Hearing feedback from the Foundation's management has always been encouraging for Entripy:
"As a charity that keeps a very close eye on costs but still values quality, the Terry Fox Foundation has found a great partner in Entripy. The quality of our shirts for the past two years has been fantastic, which is important as our participants have to buy their shirts. Our amazing 2014 design can be credited to the creative staff at Entripy." Claire Smid, Terry Fox Foundation
Getting Involved with The Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation provides an online platform where you can simply donate or purchase Terry Fox merchandise from videos, books to various styles of custom clothing. See the four different artworks that are uniquely designed by Entripy in the merchandise section or visit www.terryfox.org to get more information on recent news, events or history of this organization.
As Canada’s leading supplier of custom clothing, Entripy works tirelessly to provide highest quality of custom apparel for the Terry Fox Foundation. Terry’s indefatigable strength in the face of adversity is testament to the human spirit, and something we at Entripy admire enormously and hope to encourage. Entripy is proud to partner with organizations like The Terry Fox Foundation and hope to help them get one step closer to beating cancer.