Clearview schools raise over $30,000 for cancer research
In September 2018, thirteen schools from Clearview took part in Terry Fox Runs and raised $30,903.78 to benefit cancer research.
Wendy Kennelly, Provincial Director for the Terry Fox Foundation, stated in a letter to Clearview, “We are proud to work with you to foster volunteerism, compassion and leadership of Clearview Public Schools students. Terry’s story is a defining piece of Canadian history and has become an integral part of the Alberta curriculum.”
Clearview Public Schools is proud of the staff and students as they work hard each year to organize and participate in the Terry Fox Runs to support this worthy cause.
2019 will celebrate the 39th anniversary of Terry’s journey. The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research. The event was founded in 1981 by Isadore Sharp, who contacted Terry in hospital by telegram and expressed his wishes to hold an annual run in Terry's name to raise funds for cancer research. Sharp himself had lost a son to cancer in 1979. The event is held every year on the second Sunday following Labour Day.
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