Holy Name raises $622 through Terry Fox Walk

Grade eight students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary Students led the Terry Fox Walk on Tuesday morning. The event was hosted indoors this year, due to the rainy weather.

by Sylene Argent

The students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School did not waste anytime getting back into routine since the new school year began just a few weeks ago.  

  Already, the students were excited to tackle their first fundraiser of the 2018/2019 school year, which had them collect funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.

  With only having around three weeks to raise funds between the official first day of school and the annual Terry Fox Walk, which took place inside the school facility due to the rainy weather on Tuesday morning, the school’s staff and students were still able to raise $622.

  Holy Name teacher, Steve Gregetz, said the grade eight students took charge of the fundraiser, which required them to engage younger peers, place posters around the school, and host a Mass.

  Through learning about Terry Fox, Gregetz said the students are able to learn about many important characteristics, including perseverance and courage as the Canadian icon embarked on a 143-day run across Canada in 1980 to raise money and awareness for cancer research, having had one leg amputated due to cancer. Terry Fox Walks are held in his honour all over the country.