Terry Fox Run Success Despite Restrictions in 2021

Terry Fox was a Canadian activist who started a Marathon of Hope to raise money for Cancer research. Now, the Terry Fox run has become a vital part of the lives of people in Canada. It is a non-competitive charity event that is held annually. People participate in this run to commemorate the memory of Terry Fox and to raise funds for his noble cause. This year also, the Terry Fox run had remarkable success despite restrictions. Read on for the details:

The Beginning

Terry Fox's run was first organized in 1981 by Isadore Sharp, who contacted Terry in the hospital and expressed his desire to organize a run to raise funds for cancer research. Sharp understood the pain of cancer patients as he also lost his son to cancer in 1979. From then on, the event is held annually on the second Sunday after Labour Day.

Since the beginning, the Terry Fox Foundation has managed to raise more than CA$ 750 million for the cause. The distance of the run varies between 5-15 kilometers, and participation is more important than a win. Schools also participate with enthusiasm in the run every year. They are usually on a shorter distance.

To honor Terry's wishes, the run doesn't have any corporate sponsorships at all. There are no advertisements on any of the materials associated with the race like banners, t-shirts, etc.

The Run in 2021

Though the COVID-19 situation is still not good in Canada, the run was organized this year by following the COVID-19 restrictions and taking necessary precautions. The run turned out to be a success. About 650 communities came together for the run on September 19, 2021. The school run was organized on September 29, 2021. People were allowed to participate from wherever they were, around their neighborhood, down the street, or even from their backyards.

The Enthusiastic Participants

Several Canadian schools participated in the run with a lot of enthusiasm. Though listing all of them is not possible, here are a few worthy of mention.

Ø  Sidney Ledson Institute

A Co-ed Elementary School that offers Small Class Sizes, Individualized, Full-Day Teachers, PreK Reading, Gifted Stimulation, Enriched French & Coding, and SSAT readiness, among others, participated with enthusiasm that shone on the faces of the participating students. The school followed social distancing measures to ensure the safety of its students.

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Ø  Ellwood Home and School

The kids of the Ellwood Home and School Association also participated in the Terry Fox run by walking and running to honor Terry Fox. It is a community of Ellwood parents striving for the best for each student! The students seemed extremely excited during the event, which you can see in the image below.

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Ø  Town Centre Private Schools

The students of Town Centre Elementary were proud to participate in the Terry Fox Run. The students had a smile on their faces as they knew they were supporting a worthy cause.

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Ø  Kawartha Heights School

The students at Kawartha Heights school were accompanied by the school staff for the Terry Fox Run. They had a fantastic day!

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If you missed the opportunity, you could donate here.

-by Shruti , CNS Canadian News Source





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