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Terry Fox Run - by Lorne Bird

Cancer Research & PTO Welcome Back BBQ

Terry Fox Run
Terry Fox Run

This year’s Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research and PTO Welcome Back Barbeque took place on September 6th,2014. Over 750 participants came to the school and had a wonderful day helping raise awareness for theneed to find a cure for cancer, as well as raising fundsto support this cause. In the end we raised close to 8,000 Euros school-wide which was donated to a local institute researching a cure for cancer.

You can enjoy a video of the day by clicking here:

Thanks to all the members of the AISB community who supported the run by generously giving time, money and products to the cause – students, teachers, par-ents, the PTO, the maintenance and cleaning staff, aswell as numerous corporate sponsors.

Special thanks to the Boy Scouts who cleaned the trail, as well as the following partners who provided food, drinks and support for the event:

Coca Cola, The Color Run, Cris-Tim, Domino’s Pizza, Eurest, Heineken, The Intercontinental Hotel, Macromex, Murfatlar, The Radisson Hotel, The Ramada North Hotel, Tuborg, & WorldClass Fitness.

When preparing to get support for his run, Terry Fox wrote a letter outlining his motivation. Part of it reads:

“As I went through the 16 months of the physically and emotionally draining ordeal of chemotherapy, I was rudely awakened by the feelings that surrounded and coursed through the cancer clinic. There were faces with the brave smiles, and the ones who had given up smiling. There were feelings of hopeful denial, and the feelings of despair. My quest would not be a selfish one.

I could not leave knowing these faces and feelings would still exist, even though I would be set free from mine. Somewhere this hurting must stop... and I am de- termined to take myself to the limit for this cause. The running I will do, even if I have to crawl every last mile.”

Sadly, Terry Fox gave his life while trying to help others. Wonderfully, his dream continues to live on through theefforts of our school community.

Read the entire WORLD Magazine Winter 2014 edition here.


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