Three PVNC secondary schools rank in top 25 Terry Fox fundraisers in Ontario

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April 22, 2021

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Courtice emerged as the fourth highest Terry Fox Foundation fundraiser out of all Ontario secondary schools in 2020, raising $11,984 for crucial cancer research.

“This is a proud moment for our school community,” principal Mark Joly said. “In this most difficult year, our students, staff and families rose above some significant challenges and excelled in their efforts on behalf of the Terry Fox Foundation.”

St. Peter and Holy Cross Catholic secondary schools in Peterborough both made the Top 25 secondary school fundraisers as well. St. Peter CSS ranked ninth out of all Ontario secondary schools, raising $8,316, and Holy Cross ranked 22nd, raising $3,707.

“Like Terry, your family of schools showed resilience and compassion this year in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic,” the Terry Fox Foundation wrote in a letter to the Board. “The schools in your region persevered through the hardships of starting a very different school year and found creative and safe ways for their students and staff to participate in The Terry Fox School Run.”

In 2020, the Board’s family of schools raised $41,925 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Historically, PVNC elementary and secondary schools have combined to raise more than $3,150,000 for valuable cancer research over the years.

“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.”