By Eun Bin Moon
Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox began his famed Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980, to raise money for cancer research and to prove that an amputee truly has no limits. The marathon began in St John’s, Newfoundland, and sadly ended in northern Ontario after only 143 days because Terry’s cancer had spread to his lungs. Despite the early end to Terry’s run, Isadore Sharp, a friend, said that it was only the beginning and a fundraising run would be held every year after to help realize Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.
On September 28, 2017, the staff and students at Alpha participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. The teachers and their students were called down to the horseshoe entrance and began the run under wonderful weather! Many enjoyed walking the distance and socializing while others earnestly jogged and broke a sweat. There were even students who participated in the run while showing their school spirit because Throwback Day took place on the same day! Temporary tattoos were also handed out to students to help them show their support for the run. Later that day, Leadership students went around the school to gather envelopes previously given to teachers to collect donations.
The Terry Fox Run was a wonderful event that had the staff and students active for a charitable cause. It was great to see all the support from Alpha!