DGH’s Terry Fox Run takes place this Friday, September 29th at 2:15 pm.
The caption that goes with the picture on this post is “David who is a cancer survivor at seven years old. After being diagnosed with a Wilms tumour on his kidney at two, he went through ten rounds of chemotherapy and a surgery to remove the cancer. Today, he enjoys horseback riding, running and learning French in school.”
Did you know that DGH has raised just over a total of $60 000 in the years that we have been doing the Terry Fox Run? That’s an incredible amount of money going towards cancer research! There is no doubt that this money has helped extend the lives of many of those fighting cancer (if not entirely beating this terrible disease) – including David.
The 5 year survival rate of children with cancer is now 83% – up almost 20% from the 1980s!
To date, over $750 million has been raised by the Terry Fox Foundation! Schools and students, like ours, have raised a large portion of this money.
Ms. Prins’ goal is to raise $1500 this year! Let’s help her reach this goal, DGH community.