Students and staff follow in Terry Fox’s footsteps

On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox dipped his prosthetic leg in the Atlantic Ocean at St. John’s harbour and began his Marathon of Hope. For nearly five months – 143 days – he walked westward to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, until his disease ended his journey on September 1st. He died on June 28, 1981, one month shy of his 23rd birthday.

On September 29, 2017, the memory of Terry Fox and his dream of an end to cancer was in the minds and hearts of the Trinity College School community as we gathered for the annual Terry Fox Run on campus. As the skies opened up and the rains fell, Junior and Senior School students, staff and family members took to the 5 km Hedney-Geale Trail, to follow in Terry’s footsteps. For many, the run was a chance to remember or honour loved ones affected by cancer. And for everyone, it was a chance to continue Terry’s mission of fundraising in support of cancer research and education.

Donations continue to be collected, and students have been hard at work raising funds. Terry Fox T-shirts were a big seller this year, adding to the amount raised. And there is still time to support the run. The deadline for donations is October 5th for the Junior School and October 13th for the Senior School. To donate online, visit the TCS Terry Fox Run fundraising page (be sure to indicate your child’s name and house affiliation so totals for the house competition can be tracked).