Steve Nash on Terry Fox -

Steve Nash on Terry Fox

Maclean’s archives: Steve Nash talks about his personal hero


From the archives — an interview shot at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010: 

Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope is so ingrained in Canadian culture that it’s hard to believe there could be any aspect of the story left to tell. But don’t dismiss Into the Wind, the new documentary on Fox by Phoenix Sun’s point guard Steve Nash and his filmmaker cousin Ezra Holland.  The documentary, set to air on television as part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 program, goes far beyond what most Canadians know about the icon. Through archival footage, new interviews with  Fox’s friends and family members, and complete access to his daily journals, the film goes deeper and explores the fights, anger and the personal struggles he had to overcome, bringing life to the bronze statue, humanizing the legend and proving the man was even more of a hero by showing him as the ordinary and sometimes frail person he was. It sounds cliche, but it’s hard to watch the film without welling up a little. Nash and Holland sat down with Maclean’s to discuss their personal hero, making the movie, and why they feel the story needs to be told today.


Steve Nash on Terry Fox

  1. Technical difficulty? The stream dies after the Rogers logo appears.

    • yay. fixed.

  2. I am so sick of Terry Fox and his "foundation" that I could puke! What do they do with all the money?? Besides ensuring his family a lifetime salary, what else does the foundation do??


    • Please tell me you are not serious???? If so, the word duh applies.

    • With such a stupid comment one can only assume that you have never had to experience a family member with cancer. I have had both of my parents diagnosed with cancer, my mother survived closed to 20 years after her treament and eventually died from oral cancer. My father has been cancer free for the past 5 years after prostae cancer. while they have not found a cure they are certainly extending peoples lives. If one of your family members does get cancer you will certainly regret making such a stupid comment if they are able to live a longer life due in part to progress in cancer studies.

    • what is wrong with you?!?! first off, maybe you should watch the movie, once you do that either grow up or crawl back under the rock you came from from. how anyone could say such a cold insensitive immature comment about a great Canadian hero who gave EVERYTHING is not only disheartening, it is just sad!!! God forbid you or a loved ever has to battle such a disease, I would hope that since you are so sick of the great work that the foundation has done that should ever find yourself battling cancer you will deny yourself the treatment. God Bless Terry Fox, his family and the great work the foundation has contributed and the hope all forms of cancer are one day eradicated. not to mention small minded twits like Tammy Sloan just go away!!

  3. I'm a Yank and had never heard of this remarkable man and his journey before. Just watched the film referenced here, and……amazing. So incredible. (but I guess you all already knew that)

  4. Tammy Sloan, you are a sick and unedicated person. Terry Fox was a simple, unselfish and driven young man – what have you ever done to help mankind? Take a look in the mirror and throw up.