St. Michael’s School’s Terry Fox Run fundraising goal was $3,500, just so they could reach the impressive $100,000 mark.
However at the school’s run on Oct. 1, it was revealed that goal was surpassed as between students, their families and the community, $5,000 was raised and put the school at a total of $101846.45 over 25 years of fundraising.
“The St. Michael’s community certainly feels a sense of pride at raising this amount which equates to just over $4000 every year,” said Jill Weatherhead, the school’s Terry Fox Run coordinator.
“Certainly, since 1995, our school has seen many changes – both population-wise and with the economy. Some years have seen many students with the economy booming and other years numbers and pocketbooks were tight. There is pride in the consistency, but more than that, the comforting sense of belonging to something bigger than self of making an impact.”
When asked about a reward for reaching the $100K mark, her response was “At this point we are just earning paycheques for the heart. We do it because it’s the right thing to do and because we are all affected by cancer and want a cure.”