• Mayssoun Hatoum

The Ransom Fox in Richmond Hill


Terry Fox was only a teenager when he was diagnosed with cancer even being so young his strength and determination to support cancer research was felt around the world. With an amputated leg,Terry set out to begin his run across Canada on April 12, 1980 in Newfoundland to raise awareness and funding. Unfortunately his Marathon of Hope tragically ended in Thunder Bay on September when his cancer came back, he passed away the following year. Inspiring the nation, Terry’s act of bravery continues to touch the hearts of those living with cancer. In Richmond Hill, ON. Terry Fox is a Canadian hero worth remembering.


On September 12, 2015 Richmond Hill honoured Terry Fox, marking the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. The Town unveiled the Terry Fox Tribute statue that was created by artists Radoslaw Kulinski and Anna Passakas located on Yonge and Centre Street (north of Major Mackenzie). The bronze statue depicts the Canadian Hero during his Marathon of Hope run. On July 24, 1980 he ran north on Yonge Street though Richmond Hill past Ransom Park. Ransom park is where the statue stands.

In 1980 Richmond Hill was a strong supporter of Terry Fox, presenting him with a cheque for $6,000, today the town continues to celebrate Terry’s spirit of hope.


Working closely with Terry Fox’s family, The Richmond Hill community chose a realistic, traditional representation of Terry Fox as its tribute. Fred, Terry’s brother was happy to see that the artists were able to capture his brother’s strength in his legs and the humanity in his face.

Richmond Hill celebrates those who are out to make a difference. If you are interested in being a part of the community, give me a call and we can find you the perfect investment.