The KCDSB Surpasses the $100,000 Mark for the Terry Fox Foundation

The KCDSB Surpasses $100,000 in donations Thanks to the generosity of students, staff and school communities, the Kenora Catholic District School Board has surpassed the $100,000 mark in donations for the Terry Fox Foundation.  Schools within the board have been participating in the Terry Fox Run since 2000 and since then have collectively raised $105, 580.61 for cancer research.


"Whether it's raising money for global or local charities, supporting animal shelters, collecting food or warm clothing for local initiatives, or serving nourishment to the less fortunate at the local Agape Table our Catholic schools have once again come through in a big way.  What's even more important is that the decision to support the Terry Fox Run is solely the choice of each school and I could not be more proud of our schools for collectively surpassing the $100,000 mark." – Phyllis Eikre, Director of Education

 "We are very proud and honoured to have had incredible support from the Kenora Catholic District School Board's family of schools.  We are so grateful for the generosity of spirit that lives within these great schools and know that Terry's legacy continues, today, 37 years after his Marathon of Hope.  Congratulations to all the staff, students and supporters who have helped to surpass the $100,000 milestone!  Your support has helped countless cancer patients and is helping us to fund further ground-breaking cancer research." Lisa Armstrong, Ontario School Coordinator, Terry Fox Foundation.

Quick Facts:

  • In 2016 alone, Ontario schools raised more than $5 million for cancer research.
  • Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in St. John's Newfoundland on April 12, 1980.  He was forced to stop his run outside of Thunder Bay when doctors found cancer in his lungs.  He died on June 28, 1981 when he was 22 years old. 
  • The Terry Fox Foundation continues Terry's mission to raise funds for all types of cancers through the annual Terry Fox Run, Terry Fox School Run, as well as via memoriam donations and planned giving.  To date, over $750 million has been raised in Terry's name.
Media, families and the community are welcome to attend the school Terry Fox Run events and help the KCDSB and its schools celebrate surpassing the $100,000 mark!  Each school within the Kenora Catholic District School Board will be participating in a Terry Fox Run activity and celebrating the achievement of surpassing the $100,000 mark as follows:

DateSchool CommunityEvent Start Time and LocationDetails
Wednesday, September 27thSt. John School

Start:  11:30 a.m.

Location:  St. John School

Students from St. John School will participate in a rally at Centennial Park. Their wish is to celebrate Terry's courage and drive by studying his quote "Anything is possible if you try." They will take that theme to Centennial Park to raise awareness of cancer research. Rain Plan: Celebrate in the gym and post-pone rally to next available day that weather permits. 
Thursday, September 28thÉcole Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys and Pope John Paul II School

Start:  9:20 a.m.

Location:  Pope John Paul II School

École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys and Pope John Paul II School will be teaming up to host their Terry Fox event.  Their event will begin with an assembly in the gym of Pope John Paul II School followed by a run/walk in various locations including the St. Thomas Aquinas High School field and trails.  
Thursday, September 28thSt. Louis School

Start:  12:45 p.m.

Location:  St. Louis School

Students and staff from St. Louis School will be walking the Kindergarten students on a neighborhood route and the Grade 1 - 6 students on the Beach Road course.
Thursday, September 28thSt. Thomas Aquinas High SchoolStart:  1:20 p.m.

Location:  St. Thomas Aquinas High School
St. Thomas Aquinas High School will be hosting a Terry Fox run that will begin at the school, go down Rotary Trail towards Garrow Park and then down Birchwood Crescent.  Following the run the school will be hosting a concession.  The school will also be coordinating homeroom challenges.