“Wee Walk for a Cure” September 13, 2012

Terry Fox was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and was forced to have his right leg amputated in 1977.  While in hospital, Terry was overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them being young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.  His journey was called the Marathon of Hope.  It was Terry’s belief that anything was possible with hard work and determination.  His message was that every person can make a difference.

On September 13th, 2012 our Wee Watch Providers and children took part in the Terry Fox Walk for the Cure.  It was an opportunity for our children to carry on Terry’s legacy through discussion, as well as through the walk it self.  Using a running shoe template, each child was able to colour and decorate a shoe that reflected their individuality.  Some children used a popsicle stick or a pipe cleaner to attach on the back of the shoe.  The children were very proud to wave their shoe flags around as they walked through their neighbourhood shedding awareness of Terry Fox’s dream.  Everyone had a blast and each of our children’s “steps” made a difference.


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