On October 27th, 2014, Honey Harbour Public School (HHPS) received special recognition from the Terry Fox Foundation for their efforts in raising over $19,000 since 2000. It’s a terrific accomplishment – especially when the school consists of only two classrooms and 29 students. Many other schools across the board participated in the Terry Fox Run on September 24th, raising awareness for cancer research in memory of the athlete and his “Marathon of Hope.”
This year, HHPS exceeded their fundraising goal by doubling it, and raised over $1,000. Carrie Mclaren from the Terry Fox Foundation presented the school with a large cheque for their valued efforts and contributions to the foundation, and referred to Honey Harbour as “A little school with a big heart.”
Numerous students made presentations about how Terry Fox has impacted their lives, about what it means to give, and the importance of Cancer research. The school was also shown a video from Fred Fox, Terry’s brother, who congratulated HH on their achievement.