LDSS get set for Oct. 16 Terry Fox Run for cancer
by Tamara Crawford
On Monday, September 30, Lakefield District Secondary School faculty asked the students to start raising money for the annual Terry Fox Run.
Many schools across the province, and across Canada, have been raising money for cancer research for years.
As everyone knows, Terry Fox was an 18-year-old cancer victim and he wanted to do something to let people know about cancer.
In 1977, he was diagnosed with bone cancer, resulting in him having to have his right leg amputated six inches above his knee. Terry Fox set out on his journey across Canada to raise awareness about Cancer.
LDSS, and other schools in Peterborough and the surrounding areas, will be joining together on October 16, in Peterborough for their annual Terry Fox Run.
“I am very happy to be part of a great class that raised so much fundraising that we won a pizza party! I love the Terry Fox run, it is always so fun to see all the schools together. My class should have a good turnout and I hope the whole school will make us proud!” says Gaynette Friesen, LDSS faculty member.
Everyone is welcome, and raising money is still an option on that day. Lakefield does have a financial goal they wish to raise by the middle of next week.
“We do have a goal of $4,000, so by the weekend students will be seeing their families and friends to raise awareness of Terry Fox, and the hopes are that we’ll reach our goal by Wednesday in time for the run,” says LDSS grade 12 student Vanessa Stark, who is the head leader for the fundraiser.
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