Sunday, September 17th, marked the 37th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. The spirits were high on campus as students, parents, staff, alumni, and members of our Windsor community continued Terry’s Marathon of Hope, raising awareness of the Terry Fox story and raising funds for cancer research. There were strollers and wheelchairs, scooters and bicycles and participants of all ages. Whether cycling, walking, running, or pushing a wheelchair, participants were spurred on by the enthusiastic cheers of student volunteers along the way. A pet-friendly event, there appeared to be every species of dog, all enjoying the 5-km journey through the town of Windsor. The energy and spirit were contagious and the crowd lingered at the festive post-run barbecue to listen to the terrific music provided by our student musicians, organized by our Fine Arts prefect Ella Jollymore. What incredible talent! Special thanks are extended to the many student and staff volunteers who made this year’s Terry Fox Run such a success. Whether bagging groceries at Atlantic Superstore, counting money and rolling coins, decorating the campus, marking the route early on Sunday morning, scooping ice cream, or entertaining during the post-run barbecue, the team of volunteers ensured all ran smoothly. Although donations for cancer research continue to come in, this year’s contribution has already surpassed $13,000 and we’re not finished yet, so stay tuned. Sincere thanks go to all who gave so generously. At KES we are proud to keep Terry’s dream alive and know that our efforts are making a difference. Congratulations to all involved!
Taya Shields Junior School Director Terry Fox Run Organizer (Windsor)
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