The Junior School held the annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 24th. All the students divided into house teams and wore their house bandanas for the event. They gathered in the gym for a special presentation with a video clip about the life of Terry Fox. Following this presentation all of the children and teachers went out to the back field for the run. The older students helped the younger children in their houses and it was a fun-filled, energetic event. The students were able to raise $47 to donate to this worthwhile cause.
“I think the Terry Fox run is important because it raises money so that doctors can buy more medicine and more equipment to make people better. I think Terry Fox showed these virtues: self-discipline, courage, kindness and lots more. I also think he was brave to try to run across Canada with one real leg and one fake one.” –by Olivia, Grade 5
“SMUS has been doing the Terry Fox run for a long time. I feel that Terry Fox was a great man and really had courage for running that long. I feel that we should finish his run by donating money to the Terry Fox Foundation. And that is what we do. The run was really nice. The weather was not good but we knew that Terry could run in those conditions and we ran too. It was nice to have a chance to meet up with your friends and have fun with the little ones. This year’s Terry Fox Run was awesome.” –by Amrit, Grade 5
“Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was raised in Port Coquitlam, BC. He was only 18 when he was diagnosed with a cancer above his knee in 1977. He called his journey “The Marathon of Hope”. He started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He ran 42 kilometers a day through Quebec and Ontario, but on September 1st after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres he was forced to stop outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because his cancer appeared in his lungs. He died on June 28th, 1981 at the age of 22. ‘The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.'” –by Adam, Grade 5