Today is Terry Fox Day, a day to celebrate the hope, awareness, and the healing that Terry Fox stands for.

Allison Doan, The Provincial Manager of Manitoba at the Terry Fox Foundation says they want to remind people to share Terry's legacy and start talking more about cancer and support.

"One in two Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer right now and we need to continue, we need to keep Terry's legacy alive to promote what he believed in, a world without cancer," says Doan.

This Terry Fox day the foundation will be celebrating the new Marathon of hope cancer network grant that consists of 150 million dollars in total granted to the organization over 5 years.

The grant goes to the Terry Fox research institute which is what the Terry Fox Foundation funds and will help work towards a better understanding of precision oncology.

One of the ways the Federal Government, who is providing the grant is hoping to do this is by bringing together research teams from around the country to focus on cancer research and learn from each other.

"Terry is the ultimate Canadian hero he taught us to start talking about cancer and that we needed to focus on this, perseverance, and hard work and he never gave up on his run, and I think that is a lesson we can all use in our life."

On top of this excitement, the Terry Fox Foundation is looking forward to and already starting to plan for next year as 2020 will mark the 40 years since Terry Fox ran his marathon.

This year there are not many events happening on Terry Fox Day in Winnipeg, however, there are events coming up that Doan wants to remind people to start signing up for in the future like the Terry Fox run here in Manitoba.

Learn more about how to get involved in Terry Fox legacy here.