Clearview students take part in the annual Terry Fox Run. (File Photo)

Twelve Clearview schools raise over $35K for cancer research

The Terry Fox Run has raised over $750 million dollars for cancer research to date.

Clearview Public Schools has received a letter from the Terry Fox Foundation thanking the division for their fundraising efforts last year.

During their Mar. 1 meeting, Superintendent Peter Barron shared with the board that twelve schools helped to raise $35,426 to benefit cancer research in 2017.

Provincial Director for the Terry Fox Foundation, Wendy Kennelly stated in the letter to Clearview, “We are proud to work with you to foster volunteerism, compassion and leadership of Clearview Public Schools students.”

Superintendent Barron also shared that the Terry Fox Foundation has a new initiative called the ‘Be Like Terry’ program, that gives students the opportunity to develop leadership, philanthropy and service skills.

The Terry Fox Run is an annual event held around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, which raises money for cancer research.

The charity event was founded in 1981 by Isadore Sharp, who contacted Terry in hospital by telegram wanting to hold an annual run in Terry’s name to raise funds for cancer research.

The Terry Fox Run is now held every year in September, and has raised over $750 million dollars for cancer research to date.

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