Each year at the International School of Beijing, students take part in the Terry Fox Run to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. From Early Years classes through high school, students learn about Terry Fox’s mission and run in his memory.
Terry Fox was a young Canadian man who became an activist for his cause. With one leg amputated, he began a cross-Canada run that turned into a worldwide legacy. The first Terry Fox Run was held in 1981, and it is now one of the world’s largest one-day fundraisers for cancer research.
On Friday, October 14, student divisions will take turns on the ISB track walking/running for 20 minutes (younger students through grade 2 run from 8:30-10am; middle/high school students run from 10:15-11:45am; grades 3-5 run from 2-3:30pm.). All faculty and parents are encouraged to join the kids on the track to raise awareness. The event is a great opportunity for kids to learn about charitable causes and how raising awareness can lead to more research funding.
Donations by students and families will be collected during the run and in PE and homeroom classes. Public donations are warmly welcomed through the High School office or any PE office in the school. For more information on Terry Fox and his mission, go to www.terryfox.org.