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.
Terry’s Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometers (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs.
This year, the students of Ace Acumen High School participated in the organization of the Terry Fox Marathon in hopes to raise awareness for cancer research. Our goal was to maintain the vision and principals of Terry Fox, while raising money for cancer research. It is important that our students participate in a traditional Canadian tradition that honors a Canadian icon for a good cause. Our school ensures to create the proper foundation in order to inspire the students to give back to their community.br>