The Terry Fox Centre (the “Centre”) is a not‐for‐profit society established with the objective of ensuring the legacy of Terry Fox lives on and is shared with future generations in Canada and around the world. The Centre, planned to be located in Vancouver, is envisioned to house artifacts and memorabilia from Terry’s 1980 Marathon of Hope. It will function as a conduit to cancer education and research by connecting the public (young and old), donors (current and future), and researchers (Canadian and International). The Terry Fox Centre is envisioned as a freestanding signature building – a visible and prominent landmark designed in West Coast contemporary style. It will be approachable on a human scale with welcoming entrances and clear connections with the outdoor environment. A reflective garden with memorial wall will be developed on top of the Centre; with a café and a retail gift shop located within the Centre building
As an historic cultural and scientific facility, the Centre is expected to draw visitors from around the world. Visitors will be able to experience advances in cancer research, science and technology first‐hand, learn about the progress and achievements made to date, celebrate the contributions by Canadian researchers to the field over the last 50 years, and be excited and informed about the future role that the Canadian cancer community will play at home and on the world stage in finding treatments for cancer.