Join us as we raise money for cancer research through the Terry Fox Run!

Join us as we raise money for cancer research through the Terry Fox Run!

Parents, family members and the community are invited to join us for our Annual Terry Fox Run:

Thursday, September 15
1:30 p.m.

Students, staff and students are encouraged to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation, however it is not mandatory.  All students and staff are expected to participate in school activities for Terry Fox day.

Pledge forms are available at the school office, or can be downloaded here:
http://www.terryfox.org/Run/Download_pledge_sheet.html

Background:
Terry Fox was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and forced to have his right leg amputated.  While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.  He began his run in April 1980.  After 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop running because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.  The Annual Terry Fox Run celebrates Terry's legacy and helps to keep his dream of finding a cure for cancer alive.