OSDSS Fox run donation up
Owen Sound District Secondary School students donated more than $800 for cancer research following the 2018 Terry Fox School Run.
Students donated the money in Fox’s name to the Terry Fox Foundation.
The amount was a $300 increase over last year’s total as the participants did a five-kilometre loop through the local neighbourhood.
On October 2 a group of OSDSS students braved the wind and rain to walk or run in the spirit of Fox’s epic campaign, which captured the hearts of all Canadians and to this day raises funds and awareness for cancer research.
The students and staff at OSDSS also used the run as an opportunity to honour their own friends and family affected by the disease.
Terry Fox Runs for cancer research - which have been held for the past 38 years - took place in 11 Grey-Bruce communities this year. About 9,000 of the events will be held around the world this year.
Inspired by the Canadian hero’s 1980 Marathon of Hope, the runs have raised more than $750 million for the foundation to date. Eighty-two cents from every dollar collected by the national organization goes directly toward funding innovative cancer research.
Owen Sound District Secondary students and staff donated $800 for the Terry Fox Foundation this year after running or walking a five-kilometre route around the high school.