Google has teamed up with a Toronto artist to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Terry Fox Run.
Canadians who open Google on September 13 will see a Doodle designed by Lynn Scurfield. The Doodle represents the start of Terry’s marathon in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador with inspiration drawn from Canada’s Group of Seven landscape paintings.
“Thank you Terry for every step you took towards a cancer-free world that you bravely envisioned,” Google stated in a blog post accompanying the Doodle.
The first Terry Fox Run was held on this day in 1981 and brought 300,000 people across Canada to walk, run, or bike in Terry’s memory, raising CAD $ 3.5 million for cancer research.
Terry Fox Run has raised more than $ 800 million since its inception. Today, the race is held virtually in his memory.
Image Credit: Lynn Scurfield