Yesterday Kindersley Composite School participated in their annual Terry Fox walk.
The Terry Fox walk is an event that schools all over the province and country participate in. Terrance Stanley also known as Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 1977. His right leg was amputated and fitted with a prosthetic limb.
Although Fox suffered the amputation of a limb, he embarked on a cross country journey to raise money and support for the Canadian Cancer Society. Fox was able to raised $1.7 million before he was forced to abandon the marathon due to the return and spread of the disease. Fox passed away on June 28th of 1981.
The students at Kindersley Composite School have been taking part in the Terry Fox walk for more than 18 years.
Organizer of the event and educator, Erin Pincemin spoke about what she believes the annual walk teaches the students of KCS. “The hope is that it teaches students character traits such as passion, caring for others, and a life of service in the community.”
According to Pincemin the Terry Fox walk was a great success with ideal fall weather and a large group of staff and students taking part in the event.
Westberry Elementary School and Elizabeth Middle School will be participating together in their Terry Fox walk this afternoon. Main Street will be blocked off and closed from 1:15pm to 2:00pm due to the annual event.