Participate in the Terry Fox Run hosted by AFNORTH!

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AFNORTH International School will participate in the Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 22 starting at 2:00 pm.

Canadian activist Terry Fox was a young cancer survivor. In order to raise awareness and funding towards cancer research, Terry began the Marathon of Hope running 42 km a day. He started in St John’s Newfoundland (Canada) and ran each and every day, rain or shine. Unfortunately, after 143 days into his run (at 4 373 Km or roughly the distance between Brussels and the Afghan border), Terry’s cancer returned. He was forced to stop running when he reached Thunder Bay, Ontario. He died 9 months later on June 28, 1981. Terry may not have finished his race but today, millions of people around the world have adopted the cause to run each fall to raise funds to help find a cure for cancer. We all want to carry on Terry’s dream of a cure for cancer.

Everyone is invited

AFNORTH is pleased to be hosting the annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 22 starting at 2:00 pm. In the spirit of Terry Fox, all students and teachers are encouraged to walk or run during this event. This year, we are so excited to invite parents and community members to participate in the event with us. For those in attendance, strollers, bicycles, etc are not allowed on the track due to the space required for those participating.

Photos will be taken from school representatives to share on the website or school promotional materials such as newsletter. If parents do not want their child to be photographed during this event, please let your national office know by Monday, September 18.

Donations welcome

While the focus is participation, we are happy to accept donations from students, parents, staff and the community. Donations, in Euros, of any size are greatly appreciated and will be donated to Limburg Health Foundation in Maastricht to help with cancer research. Donations can be given to teachers or to the national offices up to Monday, October 2nd. Last year students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 from the American, British, Canadian and German sections participated enthusiastically and raised almost 4000 Euros. We are very proud of past contributions to cancer research and we hope to match last year’s contribution. We are confident we can realize these goals with the full participation of the school community. We hope to count on your support. Let’s keep Terry’s dream to find a cure for cancer.

Millions of students
Hundreds of thousands of teachers
Thousands of schools
The same dream
A cure for cancer
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