The grade two classes at Greentree School were fundraising mavericks this year.
Associate Principal Sarah Richardson talked about how busy the grade two classes have been this fall.
"It was our grade two team that planned the Terry Fox event and the grade two students who collected all the funds. The grade two teachers have been sharing information for classes on Terry Fox and his mission."
Over 400 students and about 30 staff members participated in their year's walk. To promote bonding between the younger and older grades, each student received a walking buddy in a different grade.
"We did a loop: headed to the south and then went around the street that goes just to the south of Greentree Park and then looped back around toward the school," explained Richardson, who then added. "We were fortunate the RCMP accommodated us in controlling traffic and warning drivers."
Richardson did not have the final tally of the school's fundraising effort, but, by the morning of the event, the school had raised over $1,500.
"When they set their fundraising goal of $2,000, I had said that if they reached their fundraising goal, I would cut off my ponytail and donate it for Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for breast cancer patients in Canada."
Richardson says her offer was divisive -- half the school was motivated to raise money to see her cut her hair, while the other half was upset and begged her not to do it.