Students across Canada hit the bricks this week for the annual Terry Fox National School Run.

The annual event, named in honour of Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox, raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society and cancer research.

"My grandpa has had cancer, I think three times, and one of my mom's close friends died from cancer, so it's really important to me that we're focusing on trying to find a cure," stated Alia Nielsen as Delia School held their event on Monday, September 24.

"I, personally, have family who had cancer and they passed away from it and it's very important to run for that cause," echoed fellow student Erin Bergman.

Delia was the first area school to do the Terry Fox School Run this year. Students at Morrin School participate today, DVSS and St. Anthony's Schools in Drumheller will walk on Thursday, September 27 and Greentree School will take part on Friday the 28th.

Delia's Sonia Nielsen thinks it's important that we all remember Terry Fox.

"He's Canadian and he just represents what Canadians are and what we do in order to do great things," she told Drum FM. "His cancer research (fundraiser) has spread all across Canada and even into other countries just to inspire people to do great things."


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