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Annual tradition: Rainbow Schools take part in Terry Fox Run

Throughout September, students in Rainbow Schools are putting their feet to the pavement in support of The Terry Fox Foundation.

For over 30 years, The Terry Fox Foundation has worked to achieve Terry’s vision – a world without cancer.

Terry Fox Runs are held in communities across the nation each year to raise funds for cancer research.

A number of Rainbow Schools will host Terry Fox Runs for the entire school community, including:

A.B. Ellis Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11 am start
250 participants
Location: Local neighbourhood
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Alexander Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2 pm start
312 participants
Location: Neighbourhood (pending construction) or the schoolyard

Algonquin Road Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2 pm start
Location: Schoolyard

Assiginack Public School
Friday, October 4, 2019
2 pm start
120 Participants
Location: Schoolyard
Note: Students will use chalk to write caring messages for those impacted by cancer.

Copper Cliff Public School
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:15 pm start
Location: School neighbourhood

C.R. Judd Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2 pm start
Location: Schoolyard and surrounding neighbourhoods
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Cyril Varney Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2:05 pm start
260 participants
Location: Schoolyard and local neighbourhood
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Jean Hanson Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Location: Schoolyard
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Lansdowne Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2 pm start
Location: Schoolyard

Larchwood Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
12:15 pm start
94 participants
Location: Schoolyard

Levack Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2 pm start
Location: School track
Fundraising goal: Some fun activities are planned. Students can purchase water balloons for $1 (to aim at teachers). Students can also purchase $1 tickets for the Principal to take a pie in the face.

Little Current Public School
Friday, October 4, 2019
1:30 pm start
350 participants
Location: Schoolyard

MacLeod Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:15 am start
612 participants
Location: 2.2 km route around Paris, York and Regent streets.
Note: The community is invited to join.

Markstay Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2:15 pm start
Location: Schoolyard walking path

Monetville Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
1:40 pm start
58 participants
Location: Local community
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Northeastern Elementary School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:30 am start (Grades 1 to 8)
1:45 pm start (Kindergarten)
535 participants
Location: Lower playground (track)
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Princess Anne Public School
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12 pm start
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

Queen Elizabeth II Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2:15 pm start
190 participants
Location: Schoolyard track
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

R.H. Murray Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
122 participants
Location: Schoolyard

Redwood Acres Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
1:40 pm start
315 participants
Location: Schoolyard
Fundraising goal: Students are invited to donate a “Toonie for Terry”.

S. Geiger Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
1:35 pm start
150 participants
Location: Schoolyard and local community
Fundraising goal: A total of $1,276.49 to bring the school’s lifetime contribution to $12,000.

Walden Public School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:30 am start
525 participants
Location: Local community
Fundraising goal: Students are asked to bring a donation of choice.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
Chelmsford Public School
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
9:40 am start
Location: 5 km route in the Chelmsford area

Confederation Secondary School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
10 am start
600 participants (Grades 7 to 12)
Location: 5 km route in surrounding community

Espanola High School
Friday, September 20, 2019
1:30 pm start with presentation in the gym followed by 5 km run
420 participants
Fundraising goal: $500

Lively District Secondary School
Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:30 pm start
375 participants
Location: School track
Fundraising goal: Students are asked to bring a donation of choice.

Sudbury Secondary School
Sudbury Secondary’s Terry Fox run took place on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.