Bur­geo runs for Terry

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Terry Fox - BY NORM STRICK­LAND SPE­CIAL TO TC ME­DIA

For the past 36 years Ruth Tucker has or­ga­nized the Terry Fox Run/Walk in Bur­geo.

The com­mu­nity walk took place on Sept. 25 and the school run went ahead on Sept. 30.

Ap­prox­i­mately 80 peo­ple took part and a to­tal of $1,863 was raised. The break­down in­cluded $244 in per­sonal do­na­tions, $1,089 in pledges and $530 in mer­chan­dise sales.

Al­most $900 of the pledges were raised by stu­dents of Bur­geo Academy with a big thank you go­ing to a few stu­dents that put such a great ef­fort into this fundraiser, namely Tianna Lee Bradshaw who raised $204, Lexi Roach and Jenna Green who raised $100 and Car­ley and Avery Hann who raised $88.

At the school a goal was set to raise $500. Corey Penny and Paul Hare said the goal was too high and fig­ured it could not be reached and both ac­cepted a bet that Pen­ney, a true Toronto Maple Leafs fan would wear the Mon­treal Canadiens jersey while Hare, a Canadiens fan would wear the Maple Leafs jersey if this goal was reached. It ap­pears that Bur­geo Academy reached their goal.

Thanks to every­one that sup­ported this fundraiser and con­tin­ues to run/walk for Terry to help find a cure for cancer.


Grade 6 stu­dents at Bur­geo Academy par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual Terry Fox Run.


The bet was lost by Bur­geo Academy prin­ci­pal Corey Pen­ney and vice-prin­ci­pal Paul Hare – who had to wear ri­val jer­seys af­ter stu­dents raised over $500 for the Terry Fox Run.

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