Every year, the Terry Fox Foundation unites communities across Canada through an annual run, commemorating the life and legacy of Terry Fox and his efforts to raise funds for cancer research.

This year, beloved Vancouverite Ryan Reynolds has once again teamed up with the foundation to launch a limited-edition shirt in support of the 44th annual Terry Fox Run, which will take place on September 15th.

“As a Vancouverite, the Terry Fox Run has held a special place in my heart and I’m thrilled to once again partner with the Terry Fox Foundation to help launch this year’s shirt in support of this important cause,” says Ryan Reynolds. “I know the strength and perseverance Terry demonstrated continues to serve as an inspiration to me and millions of Canadians.”

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This year’s design features the tagline #NoMatterWhat, in honour of Terry’s unwavering determination despite the incredible challenges he faced and overcame.

Starting April 12th, the same day that Terry began his Marathon of Hope in 1980, Canadians can register for this year’s run and start fundraising.

Even better? You don’t have to wait until then to get your hands on a limited-edition shirt.

Starting today, Canadians can purchase the #NoMatterWhat Shirt on the foundation’s website. Produced by Adidas, the shirts come in a variety of sizes and styles, including short sleeve ($25), long sleeve ($35), and performance tee ($40).

The cause

In 1977, Port Coquitlam-born Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer, resulting in the amputation of his right leg. After witnessing the suffering of other cancer patients while in the hospital, he decided to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research.

According to the foundation’s website, Terry ran an average of 42 kilometres (26 miles) every day for a whopping 143 days, and only stopped when his cancer spread to his lungs on September 1st, 1980.

Today, his Marathon of Hope remains one of the greatest Canadian examples of human triumph and perseverance. Now a fall tradition, the annual Terry Fox Run has more than 650 communities across the country participating every year.

So there you have it – if you’re interested in sporting a #NoMatterWhat shirt for a great cause, consider making your purchase sooner rather than later!