Terry Fox Run kick-off at Harbord Collegiate Institute 

Giovanna Batti

12/5/2019

 

On September 26, 2019, students at Harbord Collegiate Institute participated in the annual Terry Fox Run to raise money for cancer research. The non - competitive charity event was held in commemoration of Candian athlete and cancer activist, Terry Fox. In 1980, he underwent a leg amputation due to cancer. He later embarked east to west on a run across Canada. His journey was his marathon of hope, since then the Terry Fox Foundation has raised over $750 million dollars. Organized by HAC (Harbord Athletic Council), students gathered in the backfield and were given tags so they could write who they were running for. There were numerous enjoyable activities such as cup pong and tug of war. HAC executive, Alex Chernoff, was pleased with the turnout “We were honestly really happy that everyone was actually walking!” The Harbord spirit was so strong that we reached our goal of raising over one thousand dollars. Not only was this an important event for the community to gather in but it is something we should continue to uphold and as we strive to incorporate Fox’s ideas and values in our everyday lives.