Serenity Cool and Leanne Bingham hold hands as they set off on the Terry Fox run from Avalon Adventist Junior Academy last week.

Schools get Foxy

Local students do their bit to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Local schools hosted a series of fundraisers for the Terry Fox Foundation in recent weeks.

Avalon Adventist Junior Academy students hit the pavement last week, running from the school to the Fort Rupert Curling Club and back in their Terry Fox Run.

Over at Sunset Elementary School, Kevin Ogren’s class held their own unique event, renting a stuffed gorilla for the day from Ogren’s personal collection.

In Port Alice, Sea View School principal D’Arcy Deacon put his locks on the line, offering to get a buzz cut if students could raise $1,000 to be split between the Terry Fox Foundation and local families battling cancer.

The students went over and above, bringing in close to $1,300 for the cause.



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