Terry Fox Run
On the morning of September 30th, in the cool breeze of early autumn, teachers and students from BC Program are enjoying the annual charity run on the playground——Terry Fox Run.
The founder of Terry Fox Run was Terry Fox, who had to have his right leg amputated because of osteosarcoma. After learning that the Canadian government was not investing enough in cancer, he put on his artificial limb and planned to travel across Canada, asking everyone to donate one Canada dollar to cancer research. He runs an average of 28 miles a day, telling people along the way his story and the plight of cancer patients. Unfortunately, his feat was halted due to the spread of cancer. Terry Fox died a year later. In honor of him, people hold the Terry Fox Run on the second weekend of September every year. His brother carried on his legacy and founded the Terry Fox Foundation, which tries to help cancer patients and is dedicated to cancer medicine research.
BC Program’s Terry Fox Run also added other elements. In order to encourage everyone to support this activity with practical actions, we set up a running laps competition between classes and teachers in different office, which increased the interest of the activity.
Students from the Leadship also held a charity sale, selling T-shirts with the Terry Fox Run logo which designed by themselves, all proceeds will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation. In addition, they also offered water and colorful bracelets for free.
I was very moved by Terry Fox’s story, and we are also giving moral support to cancer patients with this event. As students, we can’t help with medical technology, but we can collect some funds to help them. Through this activity we can also do exercise, I have run more than 20 laps, intend to do 40+ laps.
To Terry Fox, who was disabled but determined. I love that we can tap into our own power to help cancer patients get some healing and spiritual support.
Thanks to the Leadship students for building this platform, so that we can respond to the spirit of Terry Fox in a healthy sports way, and help more cancer patients through charity sales and fundraising. We are running in a good atmosphere, with partners and music, and I’m trying to run 40 laps today.
In Canada, we do this to, bring awareness to cancer research and help everyone who is suffering from cancer, but also making sure that we can eradicate the disease as we move forward in the future. It makes you very active, and I think there are something really important, it’s not all about studying, it’s not all about doing your work. It’s making you have a balance in your life, so you can have a healthy life.
I think it’s great,it’s an activity for fundraising and cancer awareness, they encourage people to be fit and to be aware of what’s going on around the world.
Everyone has had someone close to them or someone they know who’s had impacted by cancer and it’s something that impacts all of us. I think that’s why it’s important that we’re all here today showing our support. Terry Fox run makes us raising awareness for cancer and raising money for cancer research.
To see all the students at the school showing their support, it means a lot and shows what a positive school spirit we have and what a great school that we’re at.