Schools set for annual Fox Run

The Terry Fox Institute has developed a new clinical risk calculator software to classify spots on the lungs of smokers

The Terry Fox Institute has developed a new clinical risk calculator software to classify spots on the lungs of smokers, and Ponoka schools are continuing to play their part to support the institute and the legacy of Terry Fox.

The Ponoka Secondary Campus is the first school to hold a Terry Fox Run this year, on Sept. 12; followed by the Outreach School on Sept. 25 and Ponoka Elementary School and St. Augustine School on Sept. 26.

While fundraising effort are important, the schools are focus on raising awareness with their students about who Terry Fox was and where the fundraised money goes.

“It’s part of their service to the community and the world,” said Mary Ann Baden, a teacher at St. Augustine.

Ponoka Elementary School also believes it benefits the students to be involved in community service. “And our school is a big supporter of the Terry Fox Run,” said principal Lois Spate.

The Outreach School chooses to focus more on awareness. “We do it mostly for a chance to talk about Terry Fox,” principal Scott Lewis said.