His Journey with Cancer

Congratulations to this years NHL Alumni Ace Bailey Award for Courage our man Earl!!!!!

Darby and I (along with 26 others) were there to accept the award for him. It was a grand event, but could never compare to the grandness of Heaven.

Sep. 1, 2009

Terry Fox Run 2009

Well Followers, it is time for the annual Terry Fox Run and as Terry and his Marathon of Hope have a special place in our heart we are proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs. The Terry Fox Marathon of Hope is on September 13, 2009 and again my family and friends have joined Earl in his mission to continue what Terry Fox started. We will be running with Earl at Assiniboine Park on September 13 and are looking for pledges and participants to help in this mission.

Earl was diagnosed with the SAME cancer (osteogenic sarcoma) as Terry Fox and after a number of surgeries, he lost his leg last year. He continues to battle the cancer and is not out of the woods yet. But he has succeeded this far and is determined to continue to fight. Terry Fox’s dream is his motivation.

Earl speaks to Schools and communities around Winnipeg, it's surrounding area and just this past week in Calgary about his fight and is an inspiration to everyone who meets him. He has been labelled the Rain Man of hockey by those in the know of hockey and is good friends with Darren Dreger TSN hockey analyst and the coach of the Detroit Red Wings - Mike Babcock - with whom he communicates on a regular basis in regards to his amazing knowledge of hockey stats. He has recently added Kid Rock’s brother’s phone number to his cell phone. And while at the Red Wing’s Stanley Cup finals in Detroit he met some amazing people who paved his way to Calgary last week to attend the Team Canada Hockey Dinner. Our local and national media centres have done a number of stories about Earl. He is truly an amazing kid! Here is the link of the latest interview he did with shaw tv.


“People ask me what it’s like to be like Terry Fox. I tell them I wouldn’t call myself HIM, but when I run I do it because I need to find a cure, and when I’m tired I can’t give up because there’s kids dying out there.”

- Earl Cook


This year – our family is running for another special person. My cousin ( I fondly considered her my niece) Christine was diagnosed with cancer in January. She fought a vicious fight for 7 months, but we had to say good-bye on July 22. Christine was 35 years old and left behind her husband and a three-year-old daughter. We will run in her memory.

If you want to join our team and run with us on September 13, please click here and register. Team name is Earl Cook Friends and Family – Winnipeg MB


If you want to pledge our run – please donate online by clicking here.


I share the following message with you, as I believe it reflects the core philosophy of this organization and one of the many reasons I choose to support it:

The Terry Fox Foundation firmly believes in its obligation to be fully transparent in all matters relating to fiscal reporting. With only 3 cents of every dollar raised going towards administration, and ten cents going towards fundraising costs, the Foundation is an industry leader in fundraising accountability.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of Earl's goal.

Terry Fox started with a dream of raising one dollar per Canadian for cancer research....and Earl, and the care he has received is an example we can look to for the success of Terry's Dream.

Getting to know Earl

Getting to know Earl
Earl and the Kickers

Earl's Trip To Minnie

Earl's Trip To Minnie

Checking out the New Guys

Checking out the New Guys
Earl and Paul Lapolice

Earl Cook

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