First of all…thank you!

We just wanted to take a second to send out a big Terry Fox Foundation thank you to all the parents, grandparents, family members and friends who support our amazing School Run participants. These students are directly responsible for helping share Terry’s message of hope, courage and determination. We hope you are as proud of them as we are!

How can you help?

1.  Read to your child about Terry

Studies show that students who are read to by family members or who read on their own perform better in all areas of academic study, including math and science. Now think about how their understanding of, and capacity for, empathy and compassion can be expanded by reading a book about Terry Fox. We all need a little inspiration in our day and Terry provides that in spades, as both an athlete and a humanitarian. So ask your child to pick up one of our books about Terry from their school or community library or purchase it from our Shopping Cart. Enjoy the read!

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2.  Inspire your child through video

We all complain that our children spend too much time “on screens” but when it’s a video of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope, or a Terry’s Team Member who has battled cancer, then that’s the kind of viewing that we can all get behind. What do you remember from the summer in 1980? Did you see Terry run? If you were born in another country do you know if there has ever been a Terry Fox Run there? Take a few minutes to watch one of our videos with your child and enjoy the conversation that follows.

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3.  Sponsor a student

Help your loved one and their school reach their fundraising goal by sponsoring them for this year’s Terry Fox School Run. And remember, $84 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research.

4.  Help your child set up their own fundraising page

It’s fun, it’s easy and kids who raise funds online generally receive 30% more pledges! After your child sets up their fundraising page they will be able to:

  • Write their own welcome message
  • Add their own images
  • Send emails to loved ones asking for donations
  • Set a fundraising goal
  • Log in anytime to see their fundraising progress
  • Have fun!