More money was raised this year for the Terry Fox Foundation as several dozen School District 43 elementary schools took part in the Running Terry’s Money Home event.
As many as 402 runners from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Anmore elementary schools took part in the event, held Oct. 11, which culminated in an assembly at Maple Creek middle school, where a cheque was presented to the foundation and Terry Fox’s former basketball coach, Bob McGill, spoke to the children.
This year, students raised more than $70,000 for cancer research, up from $38,000 last year, and exceeding the goal of $50,000, according to organizer Frank Pearse, principal of Seaview elementary school in Port Moody.
This event is among several runs in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.
In September, millions of students across Canada participated in the Terry Fox School Run, making it one of the largest fundraising events in Canadian history.
For more information about Terry’s story, and the runs, visit terryfox.org.