Ken Ottenbreit among 40 prominent Canadians to reflect on Terry Fox’s legacy in the book “Forever Terry”

September 9, 2020

Our New York office Managing Principal Ken Ottenbreit is among 40 prominent Canadians to reflect on Terry Fox’s life and legacy in “Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters.” Edited by Terry’s younger brother on behalf of the Fox family, the recently released book marks the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope and pays tribute to Terry through the eyes of celebrated Canadians including Margaret Atwood, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Jann Arden, Michael Bublé, Christine Sinclair, and others, including those who accompanied Terry on his run, Terry Fox Run organizers, participants, supporters, and cancer champions. Author proceeds will support the Terry Fox Foundation, which has raised over $800 million for cancer research to date.

"Growing up in Western Canada, I remember watching Terry during his run and being impressed by his spirit, determination and willingness to help others,” said Ken. “He is a true Canadian hero who showed us the difference that one person can make, and it is an honour to contribute to this book alongside others who have been touched by his story.”

Ken’s history with the Terry Fox Foundation dates back 27 years, to when he organized the first Terry Fox Run (New York). Since its inception, the run has grown from 100 participants to over 3,000 and has raised over $3.6 million towards supporting the research necessary to achieve Terry Fox’s vision: A world without cancer. This year’s New York virtual run will continue to unite participants in spirit and be held on October 10, 2020. Click here for more information about the Terry Fox Run (New York).

Over the years, Stikeman Elliott firm members have joined Ken in making a positive difference in their community through the Terry Fox Run. Initiatives such as the Terry Fox Run (New York) reflect Stikeman Elliott’s ongoing dedication to community involvement and we thank everyone who participated in raising funds and awareness for this important cause.