About Terry Fox
The Terry Fox Run is an annual event held to commemorate the Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope . The event was founded in 1981 to honor Terry and raise funds to aid cancer research. After having one of his legs amputated due to osteosarcoma cancer, Terry was motivated to embark on a East to West coast Canadian long distance run. His hope was to raise money for cancer research, but also to shed light on cancer itself.
The spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days of running and he died before completing his Marathon of Hope. Ultimately, he covered 5,373 kilometers (3,339 miles) across Canada before succumbing to his cancer.Now, cities and towns around the globe celebrate and honor Terry Fox. His ambition and efforts have resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.
CIS Terry Fox Run
CIS came together on Friday and had a school wide Terry Fox Run. All students during period 4 came to the track and field and participated in a half-hour walk/run.
Before the run, students in each class learned about the Marathon of Hope. Our Grade 2 students read about Terry Fox this week and had a discussion about heroes. They wrote down words that they felt represented the hero, Terry Fox.
The Junior High students went deeper. Under the guidance of their teacher, they prepared a presentation of the Terry Fox Run for the whole school to watch. The video gave everyone a better understanding of the meaning behind the Terry Fox Run. Thank you Grade 9!