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New Terry Fox T-shirts drop Wednesday in pre-sale

This year's T-shirts in honour of the Port Coquitlam hometown hero are another collaboration for the Fox family.

T-shirts promoting the next Terry Fox Run will come out for pre-sale tomorrow, March 6.

The Terry Fox Foundation announced this week it will release its 2024 limited-edition merchandise — a collaboration collection in honour of Port Coquitlam’s hometown hero and his historic Marathon of Hope.

Proceeds from the swag will support the Terry Fox Foundation, which has raised nearly $1 billion for cancer research over the past 44 years.

The foundation said via social media that orders placed during the pre-sale will be shipped by April 12, the same day Fox launched his cross-country journey from Newfoundland in 1980.

April 12 is also the day registration opens for the Terry Fox Run, which happens this year on Sunday, Sept. 15.

The pre-sale is only open for a short time.

Last year’s #DearTerry T-shirt was designed in part by Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds and featured messages that Fox and his family received.

That pre-sale generated more than 5,300 orders in 24 hours, generating $1 million.

“I’ve been taking part in the Terry Fox Run since second grade and can’t think of a more enduring and lovely legacy for one person,” Reynolds said in a news release.

“Terry Fox inspired millions in life and death.”

In 2022, the T-shirt was created by Douglas Coupland — the same artist who made the growing Terry Fox statues outside BC Place and wrote a book about the late PoCo resident — with a dot-screened portrait of Fox and the words “I’m Not a Quitter” printed on the sleeve or back.

To order a 2024 T-shirt or to learn more about the Terry Fox Foundation, you can visit the website.