BHA’s First Terry Fox Run
The Marathon of Hope
By: Carla Bowles, Athletic Director and Rachel Briard, Middle School I&S
Terry Fox's dream was a world without cancer. When he was 18, his right leg was amputated. Terry Fox decided that he could make a difference; that one person had the power to make a difference. To raise money and awareness for cancer research, he planned to run across Canada. He started out alone, running along empty highways. As news of his run spread, people started to gather along his route to cheer him on and donate money. So began the Marathon of Hope.
Today, schools across Canada and around the globe participate in the Terry Fox Run to continue the legacy of Terry Fox and on November 4th, the Branksome Hall Asia community came together for our first annual Terry Fox Run! As a school, BHA raised over 3.5 million Korean Won for the Terry Fox Foundation and had a beautiful afternoon with friends and family.
Another point worthy of note is that, as a school, we collectively walked or ran 4,140 km! This is pretty awesome BUT…… Terry Fox ran 5,373 km on his own. We think that it is pretty significant to mention, in regard to perseverance, determination and setting our goal for next year. Branksome Community, let's see if we can run/walk over 5,500 km next year. Get practicing.
Thank you BHA community. We hope to see you all next year on the course!