St. George’s School Runs For Terry

Senior school students at the beginning of the run.

On Wednesday September 30th the St. George’s Senior School celebrated the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon Of Hope. Students and staff came to school ready to run and the weather for the event could not have turned out better. Just prior to the run, the school gathered in Dixon Gym to go over the details of the course followed by motivating message from Mr. Paul Proznick, “I know that all of you know someone that has been affected with cancer in some way. So keep these people in mind when you are running today and maybe even push a little bit harder for them.”

Everyone then collected on Nigel Toy Field for the start of the race. and on the go call of Dr. Matthews, the four kilometre race began. Students and staff who were not participating in the run were cheering on those who were running which showed our high level of school spirit.

It was not long, actually it was only 13 minutes,  before the first runner, Roberto Mazzone(11), crossed the finish line who repeated as the winner yet again. Moments later he was followed by Nick Varabioff (11) and Ben Kirsh (12) who finished in second and third place respectively.

St. George’s had another successful Terry Fox run this year, on the running course and in donations as every student filled in a pledge form for the Terry Fox charity foundation. The grand total of how much the school raised will be released at a later time.

Alex Lorant (12) had this to share about his final Terry Fox Run at the school, “I found the Terry Fox run very rewarding this year. However, I wish the school had taken this as an opportunity to educate the students, particularly in the younger grades, about the impact of cancer and Terry Fox’s mission.”