Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is preparing students for the Terry Fox Run in a unique way.
Schools have organized a series of fundraising activities and lesson plans for tomorrow (September 28) centered around Fox's life and his marathon. Students will learn about his courageous battle with cancer as well as his historic Marathon of Hope.
“The story of Terry Fox holds important lessons for all of us,” said Trina Boymook, the board chair of EIPS. “Despite the many obstacles he faced, time-and-time again, he proved great things can be accomplished through strength and perseverance.”
One of Fox's objectives, other than raising money for a cure for cancer, was to show someone is not less because of an amputation.
Since 1992, EIPS has raised close to $44,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation to help support Fox's dream of finding a cure for all cancers.
Fox's journey from St John's across Canada unfortunately cut short after cancer spread to his lungs.