Teacher Nancy Henry motors along Oak Street in the Chemainus Secondary School Terry Fox Run. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Teacher Nancy Henry motors along Oak Street in the Chemainus Secondary School Terry Fox Run. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Quick pace set on the Terry Fox Run

Students and staff at Chemainus Secondary make the grade for fundraiser

Current Chemainus Secondary School students weren’t born until more than two decades after Terry Fox died.

But the legend of the one-legged Marathon of Hope runner’s efforts have been well-documented over the years in the schools and students are very knowledgeable about what Fox went through in 1980 to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Students and staff gathered in the school gym Sept. 23 for a video presentation on Fox’s story and then hit the road for the Terry Fox Run around the streets of Chemainus.

Teachers set a mean pace for the students to follow, with both Graeme Arkell and Nancy Henry burning up the road to reach the finish.

Terry Fox fundraising activities at the school had raised $1,000, with one more event to be accounted for yet.

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