The Terry Fox Foundation has announced that three OCSB schools have placed in the “Top 50 Fundraisers of 2017” listing. These three schools, as well as the many other OCSB schools who raise funds for this worthy cause, are playing an important role in funding innovative cancer research by supporting the brightest researchers in Canada who are dedicated to a wide spectrum of projects including lung, brain, pancreatic, and children’s cancers.
- Holy Trinity Catholic High School (#4)
- Immaculata High School (#8)
- St. Pius X High School (#13)
Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope began in 1980 with a single step and continues today with millions of steps from Canadians uniting every part of this country. A passionate Terry once confessed that “I’m going to do my very best to make it, I’m not going to give up. But I might not make it. If I don’t, the Marathon of Hope better continue.” And continue it does thanks in part to the dedication of the OCSB community.
It is inspirational that Terry’s story of courage and determination continues to be taught, shared, and used as an example of the best we can be, not only as individuals, but also as Canadians. Congratulations to these three schools for their achievement and being formally recognized by the Foundation.
Sandra Falcomer works in the OCSB Communications Department, and also provides support to the Directorate Department. Sandra facilitates the Board’s presence at outreach events and trade fairs for the public and manages various internal communications tools and products.