St. Anthony’s will once again participate in the nationwide Terry Fox National School Run Day on September 28.
The event follows in the footsteps of Terry Fox, who bravely attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
This will be the seventh consecutive year St. Anthony’s has participated in the event. In that time, St. Anthony’s has been one of the top 50 fund raising schools in Alberta, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
The school has raised over $60,000 in the past seven years. This year, their goal will be to raise $6,000 for cancer research.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and staff from St. Anthony’s will start the day with an assembly, where they will listen to a guest speaker. Afterwards, participants will run/walk through the one kilometer route for an hour.
Students of St. Anthony’s are currently collecting pledges. All money collected will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation. Donations can also be made online through terryfox.org.