Terry Fox 35th Anniversary Walk

Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s),

As you may be aware, Nesbitt School offers the service of Spiritual Care, Guidance and Community Involvement to all its students.

This service, which has as one of its aims the nourishment of cultural and community education of its students, is organizing a Terry Fox Run. This school wide event will be organized in partnership with Mrs. Antoinette Scrocca, Interim Principal, the Physical Education Department, Ms. Lisa Palmieri and Mr. Antonio Farinaccio, and the Spiritual Community Animation Service, Mr. Vince Lacroce.

The Terry Fox Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. With fierce determination, Terry Fox ran an average of 42 kilometers (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs. By February 1, 1981, Terry's dream of raising $1 for every Canadian was not only realized and surpassed as his fundraising efforts totaled $24 million. Sadly, Terry Fox died in June 1981 but his Marathon of Hope continued to live on

To honor the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, the entire staff and student body from Nesbitt Elementary School will be participating in a “Super Hero” event on Thursday, September 17th, 2015.  This event will allow students to wear their favorite superhero T-shirt or costume while reflecting on the courage & determination of Terry Fox.

Students will be asked to donate $2.00 in support of the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research. Your child may come in with the $2.00 on the day of the event.

The night before my amputation, my former basketball coach brought me a magazine with an article on an amputee who ran in the New York Marathon. It was then I decided to meet this new challenge head on and not only overcome my disability, but conquer it in such a way that I could never look back and say it disabled me.



  • must wear running shoes as they will be participating in a walk
  • can simply wear a cape, super hero T-shirt, etc…
  • will not be permitted to wear masks or bring in plastic accessories (swords, etc…) 
  • can arrive to school dressed as their super hero
  • can wear a rain jacket or plastic poncho (in case of light rain)
  • In case of heavy rain, alternate walking arrangements will be made for that day.

Respectfully yours,                      

Mrs. Antoinette Scrocca
Interim Principal