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Adidas Is Dropping Terry Fox Sneakers and All Proceeds Go To Charity

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Photo: Adidas online shop

To celebrate the anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, Adidas has released a replica of the sneakers Fox wore on his journey 40 years ago.

The company launched the campaign Wednesday morning, with all proceeds going towards charity.

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The money will go to the Terry Fox Foundation to help with cancer research – as Fox had set out to do in 1980.

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“That was Terry’s mission when he was running across Canada and it goes to fund the best, most innovative cancer research in Canada, in the world,” said Terry Fox’s older brother, Fred Fox.

Before Terry Fox set out on his marathon, the then 21-year-old sent letters to shoe companies, asking for support.

Adidas replied and sent 24 pairs of Orion running shoes – and the rest is history.

Adidas had launched a similar campaign during the 25th anniversary, which had people lining up outside the stores.

Terry Fox anniversary shoes
Photo: Adidas

The sneakers are set at $130 in men’s sizes only, while the T-shirt is $40. As of 9 am Wednesday, however, the shoes are already sold out.

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