Dear friends of The Terry Fox Foundation,

(April 12th) marks the first day that Terry Fox began his Run off the coast of Newfoundland, 36 years ago. To honor this special day, please feel free to share the attached message with your students during your morning announcements.

We thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer and continuing Terry’s legacy for generations to come.

Morning Announcement – April 12, 2016

On April 12, 1980 Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Terry brought an empty glass bottle to a small beach in Outer Cove and filled it with Atlantic seawater. He planned to pour the jug of water into the Pacific Ocean at the end of his run, symbolically connecting our country from coast to coast. Enthusiasm and support for Terry was growing but after 143 days, Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay when his cancer returned to his lungs.

36 years later, our school is continuing Terry’s legacy by taking part in the Terry Fox School Run. To recognize today, April 12th, remember that we continue to walk in Terry’s footsteps, representing everything he stood for; compassion, courage and determination.

Terry once said, “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me”.