Show Your Terry Fox Spirit on Sep 17 !
Dear parents/guardians and staff of Sunrise,
Our school is continuing Terry Fox’s legacy by taking part in the Terry Fox School Run. To honor this special day, please feel free to share the attached message with your children.
We thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer and continuing Terry’s legacy for generations to come.
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.
41 years later, our school is continuing Terry’s legacy by taking part in the Terry Fox School Run. 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”.