Back to top

Students fill streets of Nelson on 2010 National School Terry Fox Run Day

The calm before the storm of students at the Terry Fox Run.

The Nelson Daily Sports

Schools across the country joined hands today with classmates in the Kootenay Lake District to participate in the Terry Fox National School Run Day 2010.

Students challenged students and classrooms dared classrooms to raise money to help find a cure for cancer.

Students at L.V. Rogers in Nelson decked out in retro gear for the run through upper Fairview while elementary children from throughout the Heritage City joined forces at the Lakeside Soccer Field.

Thirty years ago Terry Fox, starting on Canada’s eastern seaborne, ran a marathon every day for 143 days. 

Every day, through the pain, he got up and ran another day — an amazing journey that captured Canadians from Coast to Coast. 

Fox called it “the Marathon of Hope.”

At the end of his run, after 5, 373 kilometers, Terry Fox was forced to stop.  The cancer had spread and eventually took Terry from us in June 1981.

To date, more than $500 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in the name of Terry Fox with $.87 going from every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.

sports@thenelsondaily