Terry Fox Run

Assalamu Alikum Dear Parents,

Once again IIT Academy is very pleased to be hosting its annual Terry Fox Walk on Thursday September 20th. Students in Grades K – 8 will continue with Terry’s dream of “Working Together to Outrun Cancer.”

Many people today have a connection to someone who has cancer so the run can serve as a personal dedication to a friend or relative, as well as necessary fundraising. Students will have the opportunity to discuss in class the heroic efforts of Terry over the next week and raise much needed funds for cancer research.

There are many ways that students and parents can contribute to this important event. We are asking that students collect donations in the form of a “Toonies for Terry” drive. In recognition of Terry’s courageous battle with cancer and his tireless efforts to raise money for cancer research, we encourage you and your child to participate in this event. Collect and bring in as many toonies as you can. Money raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation. Our goal this year is to raise $1000. Last year, we exceed our goal and raised nearly $1600.00. Since 2011 with your generous contributions, IIT Academy has raised a total of nearly $ 5,500.00 towards cancer research. For every dollar collected, 87 cents go towards finding a cancer cure and the remaining towards administrative purpose.

On the day of the run, students in JK, SK, and Gr. 1 will walk/run around the school field between 11:30 -12:00 am and will have lunch in school. Students in Grades 2-8 will walk to Neilson Park between 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. They will walk/run for few minutes on the running track of the park. They will also have lunch, clean-up the park as a community service, and play on the playground. Students should bring their own snack and lunch. Students must wear uniform and comfortable running shoes. Please send extra bottled water for your child.

Kindly send a toonie or more with your child to give to her/his classroom teacher by Monday, 17th September. We are very pleased to be a part of the Terry Fox Event as we encourage our students to develop a sense of volunteerism and goodwill, while celebrating school spirit. If you can volunteer to help walk with the students, please contact the homeroom teacher. Thank you in advance for your support!

Jazakh Allahu Khairan,

Terry Fox Committee

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