The 2023 Terry Fox T- shirt is now available

By Pepper Parr

February 21st, 2023



It was July 13th, 1980 when Terry Fox arrived in Burlington. There is a monument to that occasion in Spencer Smith Park, directly across from where Terry was photographed.

Burlington has always had a symbiotic relationship with Terry Fox. It goes back to the day he passed through the city and stole the hearts of many.

The city had held Terry Fox runs for years and has raised millions. Each year there is a distinct Terry Fox T-short and there is a story behind the design came to be.

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds was very involved in the design of the 2023 T shirt. When he posted his involvement on his various social media channels his 90+ million followers began to want Terry Fox T – shirts. Orders are coming in from all over the world and, for the first time ever, the Terry Fox organization is having what they call a pre-sale now.

Reynolds made his acting debut on television in the teen drama Fifteen in 1990. Two years later, he made his feature film debut by playing an orphan raised in India, who is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi to go on a hunger strike in a small town in Canada in Ordinary Magic (1993).  Reynolds had a recurring role on the television show The Odyssey (1993). He followed this with minor appearances on The X-Files (1996), and the television film Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996). His breakthrough role was as medical student Michael “Berg” Bergen in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl.

T shirts used to be available in July, in time for the September run. Last year they were available in April – they were first available in February for this year.

Craig Gardner commented: “Crazy the power of celebrity and social media.”

Click HERE to order your T shirt

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