Pan Productions

Pan Productions

May 23, 2005 23:12 ET

Terry Fox Documentary Seeks Personal Stories

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor VICTORIA, BC--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2005) -
A new television documentary, now in production, is gathering stories from 1980 when Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope electrified the country. Pan Productions, in association with the Terry Fox Foundation, is looking for Canadians' personal tales of contact with Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope.

The program will focus on people, young and old, who witnessed the run. Producer Jim Eidt wants to speak with anyone who has a memory of that time, but specifically those people who lined the route or were involved in the run itself in some capacity. Volunteers, police officers, Canadian Cancer Society personnel, and anyone who stood along the road to watch Terry Fox run by during those few months. "I am looking for people who were affected by this young man's journey," says Eidt. "Did Terry Fox change your life?"

One respondent - 8 years old at the time - recalled meeting Terry Fox, and asking about his prosthetic leg: "He told me, 'It hurts sometimes, but I've got to keep going. There are a lot of people who are very sick.' And he put his hand on my head and ruffled my hair and said, 'And a lot of them are kids like you.' That, well I never forgot it."

A member of the media recalls how Terry affected him: "I came up with the idea of running 25 miles on Highway 2...ending at our (radio) station. There are a few funny stories from our run but the highlight was meeting Terry at a reception in downtown Woodstock."

Nothing complicated, just a story of an encounter with Terry Fox, or the Marathon of Hope in general. Got one? Pan would love to hear from you.

Please call toll-free 1-800-667-4456 or email jim@panproductions.com
Bill Vigars, Media Relations, Terry Fox Foundation at vigarspr@telus.net
/For further information: Jim Eidt or Mike Wavrecan
Bill Vigars vigarspr@telus.net/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Jim Eidt, Producer, Pan Productions
    Primary Phone: 250-389-6781
    Secondary Phone: 250-812-5055
    Toll-Free: 800-667-4456
    E-mail: jim@panproductions.com