This Year’s Annual Terry Fox Run

Fatimah Hashmi •

Terrance Stanley Fox, born July 28, 1958, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is an inspiration across the country. In 1977, Terry Fox had to get his right leg amputated due to osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer). While recovering in the hospital, Terry Fox was inspired to raise money for cancer research by running across Canada. His journey was called the Marathon of Hope.

Starting his run for hope on April 12, 1980, in St. John’s Newfoundland, Terry Fox ran 5,373 kilometers in 143 days through the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, and finally, Ontario. Just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, on September 1, Terry’s cancer spread forcing him to stop. Even though Terry passed away on June 28, 1981, his legacy still lives on to this day. His cause has raised $24.17 million dollars for cancer research and his dream continues on.

On September 26, the students at Milton District High School took part in the annual Terry Fox Run, which was a pleasant course around the neighborhood. Over the week leading up to the run, our school raised $2,712.27. We would like to thank everyone who showed support by not only participating in the run but also for bringing in money and funding cancer research. Since 1999, we have raised $24 129.13!

Congratulations to Mr. Mac and his class for coming first in the Terry Fox Class Champion. The final amount they collected was $9.80 per student. 2nd place goes to Mr. Tudhope’s class for bringing $8.93 per students and Mr. McCallum’s class earned 3rd place for bringing $6.94 per student.

This year’s fundraising was a success and we are excited to help this cause. We would also like to thank the SAA that helped organize the event. Way to go Mustangs!