The Terry Fox Run made its return to AISB’s campus on Saturday morning, once again raising awareness for cancer research, and reminding the entire community what it’s missed the last 18 months.
Approximately 600 participants gathered to complete the race around the school grounds. And, in total, AISB raised more than 7,500 euros—which will be donated to the Terry Fox Research Institute.
Tenth grader Callum D was among the student runners. When approached for an interview, he was anxiously waiting for the race to start—bouncing from one foot to the other, eyes focused on the starting line. “I think it’s just great seeing the community back together again,” he said. “Last year we didn’t really have an event like this for Terry Fox and we couldn’t raise awareness as a community together, so now I think it’s a great opportunity to do that again.”
His excitement was echoed by parents, teachers, and other students—all of whom mentioned how much they missed these types of events last school year.
“After being online for so long, it’s great for everyone to be back,” mentioned Deppie G, a grade 9 student. “Before the pandemic we had lots of events…and that’s an important part of school…it feels nice to do something different and to also do something for charity.”
Over 40 students volunteered to make this day a success, selling t-shirts, collecting cash donations, and helping with the overall operations. And the result was a packed campus, full of smiling people—with the hope that these types of meaningful events can continue throughout the year.