The legacy of Terry Fox is continuing to be passed down to new generations.
On Thursday, September 22 – students from Steffie Woima elementary, alongside students from the unfinished Beacon Hill Elementary ran in honour of Fox’s historic run to help find a cure for cancer.
The run marked at special honour at Steffie Woima, according to run organizer and Grade 4 teacher Barbie Vold-Bowd.
“I started here with this in 96 and we just got a 20-year banner for the Terry Fox Run,” she said.
Millions of dollars have been raised throughout the world in support of life-saving cancer research in Fox’s name.
“We are our here to support our communities and our families and help out and show empathy to anyone who is going through cancer,” Vold-Bowd said. “It is important because he was such an influential Canadian at all levels and we should be proud of our heroes.”
She added that the kids at Steffie Woima always “step up to the plate” for events like this and hoped that the run “plants a seed in them to do something for someone else.”
H.J. Cody School
H.J. Cody School also held their annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 30.
Students honoured Fox by attending an assembly, where they watched video testimonials of people living with cancer.
Grade 11 student, emcee and organizer of the run Piper Lavergne believes it is important for students at H.J. Cody School to recognize Fox’s Marathon of Hope.
“Everyone is affected in a different way,” she said. “For me, I have many family members who have been affected so it’s very important that we get them the help they need.”
Following the video tribute to Fox’s legacy, students embarked from the gym and ran throughout Town. The school is continuing to accept funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.
“Our school is doing a big fundraiser for the Terry Fox Run, our goal was $3000,” Lavergne said. “Right now we are sitting at $200 but we plan to reach our goal and will keep donating until next Thursday.”
Lavergne added her thank you “to the entire class who helped with this and thank you for everyone to participating.”