Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Marathon of Hope at Livingstone School

T. Lucas photos/video

Toni Lucas

Livingstone School in Lundbreck held their annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 18.  Students gathered in the gymnasium to hear Mrs. Mary Krizan talk about Terry Fox, and watched a film about his run 35 years ago.  "Terry Fox is a real Canadian Hero," said Mrs. Krizan.  Fox ran the length of a marathon a day, trying to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research in the early 1980s after he had his leg amputated to try and remove cancer from his leg.  Fox had ‎osteosarcoma, a form of cancer which now has a survival rate of close to 90%.  At the time the mortality rate was much higher.  Terry Fox never finished his run because his cancer spread to his lungs.  He died June 28, 1981 at the age of 22.

Update: Livingstone's Terry Fox Run raised $190.00 for the Canadian Cancer Foundation.

Over $650 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name with the continuation each year of the Marathon of Hope.  After the presentation students and staff met with Sabe the school mascot outside and started a two kilometre course.  Some walked some ran, and many chose to do multiple laps of the course to raise money and honour the spirit of Terry Fox.


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