Jeane Magee figured if Terry Fox could run halfway across Canada on one leg, the least she could do was two kilometres with her walker.

The 80-year-old great-grandmother and cancer survivor was among tens of thousands of people across the country who ran, walked or rollerbladed yesterday in Fox’s name for cancer research.

“He was very brave and it was very sad when he died,” said Magee, who walked a pathway beside the Gellert Community Centre in Georgetown.

The 29th annual run honours the one-legged cancer victim who died from the disease at 22 after being forced to abandon his quest to run across Canada.

Nearly three decades later, his story of courage and hope remains a touchstone for old and young alike.

Runs were staged in more than 900 communities across Canada, including 230 in Ontario, and in 28 other countries.