Four PVNC secondary schools rank in top 20 Terry Fox fundraisers in Ontario

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St. Peter, Holy Trinity, St. Mary, and Holy Cross Catholic secondary schools have ranked among the top Terry Fox fundraisers in Ontario while 26 participating PVNC schools combined to fundraise $109,742.86 for cancer research in Canada during the 2021-22 school year.

St. Peter CSS, which had long been one of the province’s top Terry Fox fundraising schools, stayed in the second spot this year, having raised $36,713.74 while Holy Trinity ranked 4th in Ontario having raised $17,819.75. St. Mary’s in Cobourg held the 10th  spot with $11,927.65 raised while Holy Cross raised $9,480 ranking 16th.

All told, PVNC elementary and secondary schools have combined to raise more than $3,558,177 for valuable cancer research over the years.

“Despite the continued challenges schools face in these uncertain times, it is remarkable how nothing, not even a pandemic, can dim their determination to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients” the Terry Fox Foundation wrote in a letter to the Board. “We are so grateful to Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, and all of your schools, for their unwavering support.”

“This is an important contribution to cancer research, and a fitting tribute to Terry’s unbreakable spirit,” PVNC Director of Education Joan Carragher said. “His legacy is now an institution of Canadian Society, and we are proud of the contributions big and small by all of our school communities to this important cause.”