By: Kathan Kapoor
Terrance Stanley Fox was born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a national hero and inspiration to many. In 1977, Terry Fox had to get his right leg amputated due to a serious bone cancer called osteogenic sarcoma. While he was recovering, Terry Fox felt inspired to raise money for cancer by running across Canada. In 1980, having one leg amputated due to cancer, Terry Fox began his journey from the east to the west of Canada.
On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean and proceeded to unite Canadians in a way never seen before. Terry Fox ran 5,373 kilometres in 143 days through the Atlantic provinces of Ontario and Quebec. However, just outside of Thunder Bay, Terry’s cancer spread to his lungs, forcing him to stop his marathon. Although Terry Fox passed away on June 28, 1981, his legacy of perseverance and determination lives on to this day.
On Friday, October 1, Milton District High School took part in the annual Terry Fox run to show their appreciation towards Terry Fox and his legacy. With each grade at a time, the school ran the course of a few laps around the track. The week leading up to the run, the school raised an impressive $2096.60. Congratulations to Mrs. Gorska-Anderson’s ENG1DP class for raising the most money with $367!
This year’s fundraising was a huge success. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the annual run and donated to the cause. Way to go Mustangs!