Terry Fox Foundation: Do something about the ads for cancer at Terry Fox Plaza

March 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dear People of the Terry Fox Foundation,
In recent times I have become infuriated by the fact that there are giant freestanding advertisements on the grounds of BC Place Stadium.  I see them when I drive or cycle down the Georgia viaduct, and there are other on the other side of the stadium grounds.  They block out the view of the sky, a true outrage.  Then I found out that people actually live right in front of those massive advertisements and have to look at them out their front window all day every day.  Then I found out that the location of these advertisements is actually called Terry Fox Plaza.
Wasn’t Terry Fox a crusader against cancer?  Those billboards advertise for aspartame soda and mobile phones, two things known to cause cancer.  How does it make you feel that these advertisements grace a piece of land named for Terry?  Forgive me if I sound demanding here, but can you guys please get on the phone or something and put an end to this?  At least voice your displeasure in the media or something.  We can’t just go on littering every public space with a barrage of unhealthy messages, especially if we want to move toward a healthy, cancer free society.
Thank you,
G

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