Quote of the Day: Terry Fox

I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.

 

Runner, Terry Fox was born on this day in 1958.

In 1977, Terry had his right leg amputated after he was diagnosed with cancer. In 1980, the Canadian began the Marathon of Hope, a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. He hoped to raise one dollar from each of Canada’s 24 million people. He began with little fanfare from St. John’s, Newfoundland, in April and ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day. Fox had become a national star by the time he reached Ontario; he made numerous public appearances with businessmen, athletes, and politicians in his efforts to raise money. He was forced to end his run outside Thunder Bay when the cancer spread to his lungs.
Fox was hospitalized on June 19, 1981 with chest congestion and developed pneumonia. He died on June 28, 1981, a the age of 22. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research. Considered a national hero, he has had many buildings, roads and parks named in his honor across the Canada.

Remember That Song: 7/28/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts


Last Song: “867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone from the album Tommy Tutone 2 (1981)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)

You don’t know me but you make me so happy
I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve
I tried my imagination but I was disturbed

Remember That Song: 7/27/16

Can you name the artist and song:

You don’t know me but you make me so happy
I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve
I tried my imagination but I was disturbed


Last Song: “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones from Tattoo You (1981)

Great job Penny (@pennyelaines)!!!

You make a grown man cry
Ride like the wind at double speed
I’ll take you places that you’ve never, never seen

Remember That Song: 7/26/16

Can you name the artist and song:

You make a grown man cry
Ride like the wind at double speed
I’ll take you places that you’ve never, never seen


Last Song: “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” by Mötley Crüe from Dr. Feelgood (1989)

Nothin’ left to do
Too many things were said
To ever make it feel
Like yesterday did

Remember That Song: 7/22/16

Hair’s to Friday!!!
Can you name the artist and song:

Nothin’ left to do
Too many things were said
To ever make it feel
Like yesterday did


Last Song: “King of Rock” by Run-D.M.C. from the album King of Rock (1985)
Great job Emma (@emmakwall)!!!

Sucker MC’s should call me sire
To burn my kingdom, you must use fire
I won’t stop rockin’ till I retire

Quote of the Day: Popeye

Popeye: [singing] I yam what I yam and I yam what I yam that I yam / And I got a lotta muscle and I only gots one eye / And I’ll never hurt nobodys and I’ll never tell a lie / Top to me bottom and me bottom to me top / That’s the way it is ’til the day that I drop, what am I? / I yam what I yam.

Robin Williams was born on this day in 1951. R.I.P.

Remember That Song: 7/21/16

Can you name the artist and song:

Sucker MC’s should call me sire
To burn my kingdom, you must use fire
I won’t stop rockin’ till I retire


Last Song: “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer” by Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes from Rogers’ album Gideon (1980)

‘Cause he’ll always take you in
Just when you think you’ve really changed him
He’ll leave you again

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