Students in the Southeast joined other children across the country this month in the annual fundraising event to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. 

Each school chose a day in September to hold their fundraising run, with students bringing a Toonie for Terry, or collecting pledges to raise money for cancer research. 

By Friday afternoon, Southwood School in Steinbach had surpassed its goal by raising over $1,300.

Over at Steinbach Christian School, the spirits were high for the run on Friday. Rainy weather did not dampen the students' enthusiasm.

The kids were excited to run for Terry. They were wearing stickers on their shirts saying, “Dear Terry, I’m running for _____” and each student got to fill in the blank. 

Terry Fox was just an average kid who loved playing sports and hanging out with his friends and family. 

He grew up in Winnipeg with his three siblings. 

At the age of 18, he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma. 

While in hospital he decided to help others that were suffering from cancer. 

Over the next three years, he began a journey to become one of our greatest Canadian heroes.

Eight children standing beside each other and holding their message to Terry Fox.Students at Steinbach Christian School with their messages for Terry Fox.


-With files from Corny Rempel.


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