TCS marks 10th year of Run for the Cure participation

Fresh off the Terry Fox Run, a large contingent of Trinity College School students continued the fight against cancer, taking part in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, October 1st. About 200 boarding students were joined by 26 day girls from Rigby House at Peterborough’s Del Crary Park, where the race kicked off.

The run began in 1992 in Toronto as a means to raise funds for breast cancer education and research. The girls of Burns House first began participating 10 years ago, and more recently they have been joined by other boarding houses and some day students as well. It has become a favourite event for the students, and on Sunday they joined about 85,000 runners for the Peterborough event. With crisp fall weather and sunny skies, the students enjoyed walking or running along George Street and the waterfront area of the city.

TCS was the top fundraising school at the Peterborough event, raising more than $1,160. Hats off to Burns House, which raised $680 of the total! And congratulations to Owen Neal of Bickle House, who crossed the finish line first of all the runners.

Thank you to all of the students as well as the residential staff chaperones who took part, representing TCS with pride and exemplifying our school mission of developing habits of the heart and mind for a life of purpose and service.