OSDSS Fox run do­na­tion up

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - NEWS -

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.

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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.

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