One of Canada’s greatest heroes is Terry Fox. This young athlete lost his leg to cancer and embarked to run across Canada to raise awareness about the disease. Running a marathon a day, he eventually succumbed to cancer before completing his journey. Every year since his 1980 endeavor, Terry Fox’s legacy grows stronger. The Terry Fox Run is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser against cancer.
For more information on Terry Fox’s story, please see the trailer for this film, co-directed by SMUS alum Steve Nash.
The boarding community was proud to have participated in the run again this year. We joined many locals at Mile Zero, the start of the Trans-Canada highway and the would-have-been ending point if Terry Fox had survived to complete his run. It was a beautiful day and we ran or walked with friends and looked out over the shimmering ocean to the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. Boarding as a whole made a donation to the cause in the name of all the boarders but many individual students also donated. Thank you to Bolton houseparent Mr. Culham for organizing the event.
It was an early Sunday morning and a grey day but the students and staff who participated knew their efforts were important.