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Students run, walk and fundraise toward a world without cancer

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Students and staff at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute raised more than $2,000 during their Terry Fox Run Day.

“Terry often said that it was the youth who would carry forth his efforts and work toward a world PECI Terry Fox 2without cancer,” said the organization on its National School Run Day web page.
Millions of students across Canada take part in the run every year, raising funds for cancer research and making it one of the largest fundraising events in Canadian history.

It was April of 1980 when Terry Fox embarked on his dream to run 8,530 kilometres across Canada to fight the disease that had claimed his leg.
He started in Newfoundland running in high winds, snow and freezing rain. His good leg was strong. His artificial leg made of fibreglass and steel. He ran about 26 miles every day – through the Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario – and Canadians fell in love with the young boy with the big dream.
He ran 3,339 miles in 143 days but on Sept. 1, seven miles outside of Thunder Bay, the Marathon of Hope was over as Terry was experiencing pain in his chest. Doctors confirmed the cancer was back, this time in his lungs. Terry had run his last mile. He had raised about $1.7 million.

PHOTOS Courtesy Rob Garden and Communications Tech class.

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  1. Susan Rose says:

    Great work! Congrats

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