2020 Terry Fox Run Fundraising

Rocky View Schools is pleased to highlight recent fundraising efforts by students in the school division. Through participation in the 2020 Terry Fox Run, students at 42 schools in locations including Airdrie, Beiseker, Bragg Creek, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, Langdon and Springbank, raised a total of $47,621.62 for cancer research.

“We are extremely proud of our students and their incredible fundraising efforts,” said Superintendent Greg Luterbach. “One of our goals as educators is to equip students to navigate successfully as global citizens who are resilient, empathetic and have a desire to take an active role in their community. Despite the challenges 2020 brought, these students each took it upon themselves to embody Terry Fox’s determination and make an impact through their actions.”

Held annually in September, the Terry Fox School Run provides an opportunity for students to learn about its namesake and raise funds for cancer research. 2020 marked the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s Terry Fox Runs were modified to adhere to safety protocols. Classes participated in smaller cohorts rather than large groups. In some cases, the run itself was modified – Coopers Crossing School in Airdrie held 40 activities around the school to celebrate the run’s 40th anniversary.

Students were also offered a number of incentives for fundraising. After hitting their goals, students were rewarded by pieing their teachers, having staff sport crazy hair-dos and even shaving a teachers head.

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