Terry Fox Run: A long-standing tradition continues in Rainbow Schools

Photo: In September and October, students in Rainbow Schools will put their feet to the pavement to support The Terry Fox Foundation. A.B. Ellis Public School’s student organizers are gearing up for the event, including back row, from left, Korinah Pichor, Peyton Comeau, Izzy Felhaber and Riley Main; middle row, from left, Fayth Trottier, Eden Lester and Madison Delisle; and front row, from left, Kinley MacDonald, Bryn Neufeld, Hunter Ball and Willow Duncanson. Photo provided by Nicole Charette and used with permission.

By Rosalind Russell – Throughout September and October, students in Rainbow Schools will walk in support of The Terry Fox Foundation.

Board communication director Nicole Charette says Terry Fox Runs are held annually in communities across Canada to raise funds for cancer research.
She adds last year more than $26,700 was collected through school-based events. 

Charette adds all Rainbow schools will participate this year including schools in Massey, Espanola and across Manitoulin Island.

She says the public is thanked in advance for all their support.

A.B. Ellis Public School
A.B. Ellis Public School will mark their 40th walk/run for Terry Fox on Thursday, September 22nd at 11 am. This year, staff and students hope to raise $3,000 – adding to their lifetime contribution of $423,000 in support of Terry’s dream. Members of the community are welcome to donate here: https://schools.terryfox.ca/15933

Assiginack Public School
Assiginack Public School will host a Terry Fox Walk/Run on Thursday, September 22nd at 2 pm in the schoolyard.

Central Manitoulin Public School
Central Manitoulin Public School will participate in the annual Terry Fox Walk/Run in the schoolyard on Wednesday, October 5th. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place on Monday, October 10th. Students will also watch videos and participate in read alouds to learn more about Terry’s journey.

Little Current Public School
Little Current Public School is proud to participate in the annual Terry Fox Walk/Run on Friday, October 7th at 2 pm in the school gym, playground and neighbouring community. All students will engage in various activities leading up to the event organized by a dedicated group of Grade 8 students. Monetary donations are welcome online: https://schools.terryfox.ca/LittleCurrentPSLittleCurrent

S. Geiger Public School
S. Geiger Public School will take part in a Terry Fox Walk/Run on Thursday, September 22nd at 1:40 pm in the schoolyard. Families are invited to join. Students will join together for a kick-off assembly, and will also watch a motivational video from The Terry Fox Foundation. Online donations from families are welcome.

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