Celebrities Join Terry Fox Foundation for National Broadcast to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Published on: 2021/08/06 - in Entertainment

The Terry Fox Foundation is presenting a special one-hour broadcast in partnership with CBC entitled Terry Fox: The Power of One, broadcast nationwide on Monday, August 9 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem, and stream globally at CBC.ca/TerryFox.

The program will sharing diverse stories of hope, courage, and resilience as told by iconic Canadians.

Proceeds will fund innovative cancer research, including a bold new project called the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network—a powerful collaboration of Canada’s best cancer researchers.

Terry Fox: The Power of One will feature spectacular musical performances by beloved Canadian artists, including: Alessia Cara, Tom Cochrane, William Prince.

Special appearances will also be made by several celebrity personalities that include Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Sidney Crosby, Mike and Patrick Downie, Perdita Felicien, Rick Hansen, Marie-Mai, Tyler McGregor, Rick Mercer, Lloyd Robertson, Catherine O’Hara, Katarina Roxon, Darryl Sittler, Isadore Sharp, Hayley Wickenheiser, and The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada.

Additionally, the following Canadian locations will be lit up blue and red on August 9, 2021: CN Tower, Niagara Falls, BC Place, Sails of Light, Vancouver Convention Centre, Calgary Tower, Lafarge Lake, Halifax’s City Hall, Regina’s City Hall, plus City Hall and Terry Fox Mile Zero Memorial in St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.


The Terry Fox Foundation honours the vision and spirit of an iconic Canadian while raising critical funds for cancer research. As a leading national charitable organization, the Terry Fox Foundation plays a vital role in building community, engaging more than 20,000 passionate volunteers and 3.3 million students in nearly 10,000 annual fundraising events across the country.

People around the world of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities have been inspired by Terry’s enduring legacy. Through the generous support of our donors, partners, and volunteers, The Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $850 million and funded 1,300 innovative cancer research projects, bringing hope and health to millions of Canadians. Visit terryfox.org for more information and to learn how you can help take Terry’s Marathon of Hope across the finish line.