Marshview Middle School principal Ruth Donald tapes vice principal Chris Falconer’s mouth after he was duct taped to the wall by students in the Grade 6DS class, who earned the reward as the top fundraisers for the school’s Terry Fox Run. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Maeve Cockshutt – MMS student
The grand total raised for the fight against cancer this year at the Marshview Terry Fox School Run was $5,103. This was a great year for participation and we fundraised almost double what we have in past years. This made 2013 our second highest fundraising year in the nine years the school has participated.
Grade 6DS raised just over $1,300 making them this year’s top fundraising class. Their hard work won them the chance to tape Mr. Falconer, our vice-principal, to the wall with duct tape. Crowds of students showed up to watch the spectacle during lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The feat took 930 feet of duct tape. In the end, our vice-principal was left to struggle out of this sticky situation.
Our top individual fundraiser was Ashley Sherwood who raised $730.83 on her own. For this, she won the chance to be “principal for a day”. When asked what inspired her to raise so much money, she replied: “People I love have died from cancer.”
I think she has inspired us all to keep up the fight for the cure.
This year’s run was approximately 4.7 km long and happened on Sept. 27. We had great weather and perfect running conditions. It was a great success and fun afternoon for everyone.