Brentonians’ Marathon of Hope
Terry Fox, an athlete, humanitarian, and research activist, with one leg amputated due to cancer, embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer caused him to end the Marathon of Hope in Thurder Bay, ON, his legacy continues. The Terry Fox Foundation has raised over $750 million for cancer research.
On Sunday, September 16, Brentwood students gathered on Gillespie Field to continue this Marathon of Hope. The event was arranged by the school to honor Terry Fox, cancer survivors, and those who have lost their battle to cancer. Donations were made by the school, students and families to the Terry Fox Foundation. The run was 5 kilometers along beautiful Mill Bay Road by the ocean, and despite the rain, students and staff were determined to finish. Commemorating Terry and cancer survivors, everyone was happy and thankful.
The event showed Brentwood’s spirit as it brought us together. It was a Sunday, just like any others, but the Marathon of Hope made it a special afternoon.
Janista A, Allard '20