On October 1st, 2010, The Country Day School showed their support and admiration of a Canadian hero by walking or running for 30 minutes to mark the 30th Anniversary of The Marathon of Hope. Students took home sponsor sheets and raised money for the Terry Fox Foundation.
All the students at CDS have had the wonderful privilege of meeting Daisy Mae Hamelinck, a representative from the Terry Fox Foundation, who explained to all of us the value and importance of research dollars. Daisy was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (the same cancer as Terry Fox) in 2008 at the age of 29. Daisy has made a full recovery after three surgeries, and showed the staff and students her prosthetic leg while making the comparison to the leg that Terry Fox had thirty years ago. Diasy shared Terry's story as well as her own, and convinced everyone in the audience that the money we raise at The Country Day School is making a huge difference in the world.
Congratulations, CDS, for raising $18,330.16 for cancer research.