Never, Never Give Up...

robinvan
robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Many of you will be familiar with the story of Terry Fox, the one-legged young man who set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research in 1980. He suffered a recurrence half way through his run and died about a year later. But his dream and legacy live on. To date over $400 million have been raised for cancer research through the "Terry Fox Run".
What you may not know is that in 1981 Rod Stewart and Bernie Taupin wrote a song as a tribute to Terry's "Marathon of Hope". It's called "Never Give Up on a Dream." (I thought you might like the theme Bruce!) You may also not know that today, July 28th, is Terry's birthday. He would have been 49 today had he lived.
I've posted a short piece on Terry's life and an inspirational video clip showing images of his "Marathon of Hope" to the music of Rod Stewart's "Never Give Up..."
Have a look at... www.rob-pollock.blogspot.com
And have a great weekend! Rob

Comments

  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    Hi Rob,
    Thank you for thinking of me. That was a very inspirational story about terry. I think i remember hearing of him, we were both born in 1958.That is also a great song by rod stewart.
    We can't give up the good Lord gave us the ability to fight and fight we must against this beast.
    Thanks again,
    Be well
    Never,ever give up!!!
    Bruce
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    Thank you Rob
    Mary
  • mom2eleni
    mom2eleni Member Posts: 7
    what an inspiring story Rob...it brought tears to my eyes, literally.
  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    The fight is not over, til its over. Good message from both you and Bruce. Thanks,
    Jo Ann
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543
    Thanks Rob! That's a great inspirational story.
    Jamie