On September 27, the student population at Carbon School went outside to participate in the annual Terry Fox School Run for cancer research.

mARCI sTEEN 2The figures have finally been tallied up and the school has reached a major milestone, passing $50,000 raised in the last 24 years.

"(It's) just incredible for our small school; we're really, really proud of that," marvelled Associate Principal Marci Steen. "It was our 24th year: we're going to celebrate out 25th next year, but to reach that $50,000 mark is pretty commendable: we're really, really proud."

They needed a little over $1,200 raised this year to reach the milestone and to celebrate, the top two fundraisers, Mitchell Nienaber and Holly Petersen, got to dump a bucket of cold water over Steen's head.

"It was pretty chilly," she confessed. "I filled the buckets and I didn't think they were that bad, but as they were dumped over my head I noticed that yes, in fact, they were quite cold."

"The whole school took part in cheering (them) on and enjoyed it, so we were excited to do it," Steen added. "Anything we can do to increase the school spirit in our school; we've got a great group there and we love to do that sort of stuff."

All money raised goes to the Tery Fox Foundation to help fund the fight against cancer in Canada.

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