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What Happened to The Terry Fox Run?

Cassie Kilback, News

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Terry Fox is one of the greatest Canadian heroes. We’ve all heard the story of the man with a prosthetic leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Now 36 years later his legacy and Marathon of Hope are still recognized worldwide, so why doesn’t KSS hold a Terry Fox run anymore? Is the school just too big? Is Terry Fox still relevant to students? What led to the demise of the Terry Fox run at KSS?

After asking around it seems the problem started about 10 years ago, when the teachers did not want to lose class time for the event. So the run became voluntary instead of mandatory, which dropped the number of students participating significantly. It went from the entire school population to around 300, then 100, until eventually only the gym classes participated. Another contributing factor was KSS’s Cancer Week, being a much larger effort than the run it cast it in a bit of a shadow on it.

This year, the Terry Fox run was held on September 17th and while the school didn’t put on a run, plans are being made to bring more recognition and awareness to Terry Fox and his legacy for the up incoming year at KSS.

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