Steve Nash's film 'Into the Wind', about Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, will premiere in the U.S. on Sept. 28.
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Nash highlights Canadian hero Fox with new documentary
Posted Sep 13 2010 6:23AM
Back in 1980, Steve Nash had no way of knowing he would one day be a world-renowned athlete. He was just an impressionable youngster growing up in a sports-infused family on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
His parents, John and Jean, were his first sporting role models. But 30 years ago, Steve discovered a new hero ... along with the rest of Canada.
"I remember being six and waking up every morning that summer to see where Terry was," he said. "It captivated a country."
Terry Fox did so by attempting to run the length of the country on one leg, hoping to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Dubbed the "Marathon of Hope," the 21-year-old from Vancouver completed two-thirds of the inspiring journey before a reoccurrence of the disease ended his quest.
Fox is the subject of Nash's first foray into documentary filmmaking. Nash and his cousin/production partner Ezra Holland premiered Into the Wind at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival on Sunday night. The hour-long biopic is part of the ESPN "30 for 30" series and debuts on the network Sept. 28