Submitted by Jenny White-In 1980, a young man named Terry Fox ran 5,374 kilometres in 143 days. Terry had lost a leg to cancer when he was 18 and had a dream of running across Canada to raise money for caner research. That summer, he had to stop running as the cancer had returned. And he died on June 28, 1981. Terry’s dream, his Marathon of Hope is still very much alive and the Terry Fox Foundation raises millions of dollars a year toward cancer research.
Darryl Fox, Terry’s brother, will visit Haida Gwaii from June 13-15 to share stories about Terry and talk about the work of the Terry Fox Foundation. Darryl is scheduled to visit schools and he will participate in the district elementary track meet. Everyone is invited to all the school sessions or may meet him on Sunday, June 13 at a reception in Queen Charlotte.
The school schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 14, 9:15, Tahayghen Elementary School
Monday, June 4, 10:15, GM Dawson Secondary School
Monday, June 14, 11:15, District Elementary Track Meet Tahayghen School Field
Monday, June 14, 2:00, Port Clements School
Tuesday, June 15, 8:45, Queen Charlotte Secondary School
Tuesday, June 15, 9:45, Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School
Tuesday, June 15, 1:00 , A L Mathers Elem/Secondary School
Take the come to come and meet Darryl and share your own stories with him about the life of his brother Terry Fox.
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