I think he should have won best Canadian in the survey the CBC did last year. His foundation has raised more than 360 million for cancer research (less than 2% of which is used for administrative costs thanks to his family running the foundation themselves). It was interesting to see that the cure rate for the cancer that claimed his life has doubled since he died. My cousins participated in the run and fundraising in Toronto.
Terry Fox ran 5,373 kilometres over 143 days in 1980. His fundraising goal was to raise $1 dollar for cancer research for every Canadian, which would have been about $24 million in 1980.