Terry Fox’s dream was to run across Canada, to raise money for cancer research. His goal was to run
over 8,000 km from the east coast of Canada to the west coast of Canada. He named his run, "The
Marathon of Hope" and started it on April 12, 1980. He ran a marathon each day for 143 days in a row and was then forced to stop
because the cancer returned. Now every year, more than 8,000 schools across Canada hold a Terry
Fox Run to help Terry’s dream for a world without cancer come true.
St. Catherine of Siena will participate in this year's run on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11:15 am. All our students will run, walk, jog, skip and move together in support of Terry's dream. Our students have participated in the school Terry Fox run for each year our school has been in existance. This will be our 16th year running and during that time our community has raised $14, 300!! Our goal this year is to raise $1700 to bring our total to $16,000 over 16 years......which would work out to $1000 for each of the 16 years we have run. This means that if each of our kids were to bring in $3.25 we can meet our goal and help Cancer Research.
Terry Fox is a true Canadian hero. His perseverance, integrity, incredible will and concern for others is a model and inspiration for us all. Let's pull together to honour Terry Fox and his "Marathon of Hope" on Sept. 29th.