Following the personal commentary at the Monday September 28th school assembly from an array of Collingwood students whose friends and families have been touched by cancer, Collingwood students were challenged to collect three or more pledges for the annual Terry Fox Run. The donations were in support of the Terry Fox Foundation, which raises money for cancer research.
On Wednesday September 30th, Collingwood School came together to commemorate the legacy of our Canadian hero Terry Fox. Running a circuit from the Morven Campus to the Capilano Dam reservoir, the students ran with pride. The Grad class set the tone and led the student body, bursting out of the opening gates in unison. Students were able to share who they were running for by donning labels with the names of their friends and family who had been personally affected by cancer.
After completing the run, the students were able to indulge in the local organic popsicles Young Round Square had organized. The band played music next to the balloon arch finish line, where a lineup of 2016 Grads high fived and congratulated the students as they finished the run. Collingwood was able to honor the legacy of Terry Fox once again and looks forward to continuing supporting Terry Fox’s legacy in the quest for a cure for cancer.
By: Kristine Falck