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Toonies for Terry Fox Campaign and Run

Terry Fox accomplished something that seems impossible to many of us, and he did it with only one leg!  At only 18 years old, Terry was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee.  Even after this devastating blow, his thoughts were not about himself, but instead, about the many children he met in the cancer ward.  He felt that he could make a difference and set out to do something.  As he made his way running west across Canada, news of his “Marathon of Hope” spread all over Canada.  People were amazed and excited about what he was doing, getting caught up in the sensation of it.  Tragically, Terry wasn’t able to complete his journey.  On a cold morning on a lonely highway in Thunder Bay, Terry’s run ended; the cancer had returned and he needed to go home for treatment.  People were devastated that he wouldn’t be able to complete his run, but Terry was quoted as saying, “Maybe now they’ll understand.  It was never about the run, it was always about the cancer.”  Terry Fox died not long after that, but his legacy continues to this day.  So, as we prepare to take part in our annual Terry Fox run, let us remember that the fun of being outside, running as a school community, is secondary to the real reason we’re out there; the fight against cancer.  All this week and throughout next week, we will be collecting “Toonies for Terry.”  Let’s do our best to raise as much as we can to help put an end to the disease that has taken so much from all of us. We will be having our school’s Terry Fox Run on Friday September 29 after lunch. We will be staying on school property. 

 

By | 2017-09-26T12:57:41+00:00 September 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Toonies for Terry Fox Campaign and Run