We did it!

With a determined and energized Highlander spirit, we raised community awareness of the Terry Fox story and our fundraising contributions! The rain held off and, once again, everyone had time to complete the 5-kilometre loop before the rain drops started to fall. It is amazing to think that in the 37 years that we have hosted this event, it has never rained. 

KES parents, staff, alumni, friends, and students joined with members from our Windsor community and beyond. We embraced this year’s theme, “I’m not a quitter” and shared our motivation and commitment to keep Terry’s dream alive. In a small town of firsts, we can add a new one: hitting a donation of $50,000+ for innovative cancer research puts us first in Nova Scotia (out of 60 run sites) and breaks all previous records for funds raised. How was this possible? The creative fundraising on campus, online and in the Windsor community kept the numbers growing exponentially. Joe and Ali MacLean’s family led the province ($10,000+) with individual students, families and community members making sizeable contributions.
Our flat challenge saw some creative fundraising events and congratulations are extended to the Buckle House boys for raising over $1300 for the cause. As promised, a free night with pizza will be enjoyed in the days ahead. Wilson House and Mac House placed second and third, respectively, earning valuable Campus Cup Points, and kicking off the year of fun-filled campus competition. Isabella Barker ‘27 independently raised over $2000, earning first place on Terry’s Top Ten list. Once again, our KES dancercise instructor, Stephanie Cummings, and students Sawyer Harris '28, Abby Woodworth ‘28 and Chelsea James ‘29 got everyone moving and smiling in a group warm-up on Tanna Turf. There were strollers, scooters and bicycles, and participants of all ages. Participants were spurred on by the enthusiastic cheers of student volunteers along the way. 

Special thanks are extended to the many student and staff volunteers who made this year’s Terry Fox Run such a success. Whether decorating the campus, marking the route early Sunday morning, scooping ice cream, bagpiping, or performing with our jazz band, the work of many ensured a good time for all. At KES we are proud to keep Terry’s dream alive and know that our efforts are making a difference.

Congratulations to all involved and thank you to every participant!

Taya Shields
Junior School Director
Windsor Terry Fox Run Organizer

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