A replica of Terry Fox's prosthetic leg visits Canadian schools

Every mile donated makes a world of difference and can take any staff member or treasured volunteer across the globe to do anything from guest speak at a school or community event, promote and fundraise for a special event, or bring them to vital workshops where they can remain up to date with the latest cancer research. Darrin Park and Jacqueline Gillis are two people in particular who have used your donated aeroplan miles to help spread Terry’s dream across Canada.

 

Jacqueline Gillis is a 2014 School Ambassador in Ontario. She comments on her experience using your miles to reach remote parts of Northern Ontario to teach Canada’s youth about Terry Fox.  Jacqueline says “The day I was offered a position as a School Ambassador with the Terry Fox Foundation, I knew I had been given an awesome opportunity. The role would allow me to visit schools in Ontario and discuss Terry’s story with a younger generation of Terry Foxers. Every day, my fellow Ambassadors and I would visit at least three of the hundreds of schools that request a speaker to attend their assemblies. I loved every minute of discussing Terry’s strong sense of determination and perseverance and motivating students to be like Terry. I was always connecting with students over our national hero and thanking them for their part in fundraising to find a cure for cancer. The students loved the opportunity to meet someone from the Foundation and I think both for myself and the students, it reinforced that we were all part of the Marathon of Hope.”

 

Photo: Jacqueline Gillis demonstrating a prosthetic leg at one of her school visits

 

 

Posted by: The Terry Fox Foundation on October 27, 2015.