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Terry Fox Run: A long-standing tradition continues in Rainbow Schools

Students in Rainbow Schools are walking and running to support the Terry Fox Foundation and mark its 41st anniversary.

Terry Fox Runs are held annually in communities across the nation to raise funds for cancer research and achieve Terry’s vision – a world without cancer.

Due to the pandemic, physical distancing is encouraged within cohorts and between cohorts while walking/running outside.

A.B. Ellis Public School
Students from A.B. Ellis Public School took part in a “toonie toss” fundraiser on Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th to win pizza for their class. The school’s Terry Fox Walk took place on Wednesday, September 29th. For health and safety, classes walked in cohorts. A.B. Ellis Public School has participated in the walk for 38 years and the community has raised an impressive $419,674.15 in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.

Adamsdale Public School
Students at Adamsdale Public School walked for Terry Fox on Tuesday, September 28th.

Algonquin Road Public School
On Friday, September 24th, Algonquin Road Public School students walked and ran for seven minutes during physical education classes with teacher D’Arcy Young in recognition of the miles that Terry Fox covered during his Marathon of Hope. Students also watched a video about Terry’s lasting legacy. A school-wide fundraiser brought in over $1,700 for the Foundation, including $300 in donations from Kindergarten student Penny Hembruff.

Assiginack Public School
Students from Assiginack Public School walked/ran for Terry Fox on Friday, October 1st. Classes walked for 20 minutes in their cohorts around the school yard. Donations were accepted online.

C.R. Judd Public School
C.R. Judd Public School students honoured Terry Fox with a school-wide walk on Wednesday, September 29th. Students also took part in a virtual assembly and continued the tradition of bringing in a toonie for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
Students from Chelmsford Valley District Composite School will take part in a Terry Fox Run in October.

Copper Cliff Public School
Students from Copper Cliff Public School will walk or run laps around the school yard on Thursday, October 7th.

Cyril Varney Public School
On Wednesday, September 29th, Cyril Varney Public School students walked/ran for Terry Fox. Classes selected their own “Try Like Terry” challenge. To kick-off challenge day, students watched a motivational video from the Terry Fox Foundation.

Jean Hanson Public School
On Monday, September 27th, Jean Hanson Public School students took part in a walk for Terry Fox. Some students walked the neighbourhood while others walked the school grounds. “Toonies for Terry” donations were collected for the Foundation.

Lansdowne Public School
Lansdowne Public School will host their annual school-wide Terry Fox Run in the school yard on Thursday, October 7th. In the event of inclement weather, the run will take place on Friday, October 8th. Students will also enjoy activities such as videos and read alouds to learn about Terry’s journey and the importance of fundraising for cancer research.

Larchwood Public School
Larchwood Public School students took part in the annual Terry Fox Run on Wednesday, September 29th from 2 pm to 3 pm. Staff and students were invited to donate what they can, and safely ran or walked in support of the Foundation.

Levack Public School
Levack Public School combined Terry Fox Run Day with Wear Pink Day to celebrate a national hero while learning about the importance of respecting and appreciating others. Teachers and students walked and jogged around the school track in cohorts.

Little Current Public School
Students from Little Current Public School have designed t-shirts and posters in honour of Terry Fox with messages of encouragement and hope for all. Intermediate students will take part in outdoor activities on school grounds on Friday, October 8th.

Lively District Secondary School
Lively District Secondary School students in Grades 7 and 8 will take part in a community walk for the Terry Fox Foundation on Friday, October 8th. Students will learn about Terry Fox with mini-clips during morning announcements.

MacLeod Public School
On Friday, October 1st, MacLeod Public School students hit the streets at 9:30 am to walk/run around the south end of the city in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. To maintain health and safety, students and staff wore masks.

Markstay Public School
Markstay Public School celebrated Terry Fox on Monday, September 27th. Students walked and ran safely around the schoolyard track in cohorts. Students also designed posters for an upcoming contest.

Princess Anne Public School
Students from Princess Anne Public School will participate in the annual Terry Fox Walk on Wednesday, October 6th. Classes will follow a walk schedule and will fundraise online.

R.H. Murray Public School
Throughout the week of September 13th, students from R.H. Murray Public School took part in a walk/run for Terry Fox during physical education classes. Staff and students doubled their school-wide fundraising goal – collecting $1,060 in online donations for the Foundation.

Redwood Acres Public School
Redwood Acres Public School students will walk/run around the schoolyard for Terry on Friday, October 8th and will collect “Toonies for Terry”.

Remote Learning School
Students in Rainbow’s Elementary and Secondary Virtual School are challenged to #TryLikeTerry and log one kilometre each day of the week. Students can submit art or a photo of themselves completing the challenge to be entered into a draw.

Valley View Public School
Students from Valley View Public School walked alongside classmates in support of Terry Fox on Wednesday, September 29th. For health and safety, students walked with homerooms for 30 minutes and classes were staggered throughout the day. Donations to the Foundation were welcome online.

Walden Public School
Walden Public School students took part in a walk/run for Terry Fox on Friday, October 1st. Donations were accepted online. Each class walked approximately 20 minutes in their cohorts on the schoolyard.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705.674.3171, ext. 7217.

Photo: Students in Rainbow Schools are once again walking/running in support of the Terry Fox Foundation with events and fundraising continuing throughout October. Algonquin Road Public School students, with motivation from teacher D’Arcy Young, collected an impressive $1,730 in donations, including $300 from Kindergarten student Penny Hembruff.