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

St. Peter and Holy Cross Catholic secondary schools in Peterborough have ranked among the top Terry Fox fundraisers in Ontario while 26 participating PVNC schools combined to fundraise $152,365 for cancer research in Canada during the 2017-18 school year.

St. Peter CSS, which has long been the province’s top Terry Fox fundraising school, slipped slightly to the second spot this year, having raised $67,130, while Holy Cross ranked 19th in Ontario having raised $13,419. Historically, St. Peter has raised $1,534,495 in 27 runs and Holy Cross has raised $307,651 in 19 runs.

All told, PVNC elementary and secondary schools have combined to raise more than $3,145,030 for valuable cancer research.

“This is an important contribution to cancer research, and a fitting tribute to Terry’s unbreakable spirit,” PVNC Director of Education Michael Nasello 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.”