Terry Fox and AIS

In preparation for this year’s 20th Anniversary Terry Fox Run Vietnam, AIS students, teachers and families donated 20 million VND to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. One hundred percent of all monies raised across Vietnam remain in country, funding early detection of cancer and cancer research. Nearly 100 AIS students joined the run early Sunday morning on 27 November, to walk, wheel ride and some to compete.

On Monday, 28 November, the youngest sibling of Terry Fox, Judith Fox was a guest speaker at the Secondary School assembly. Judith shared memories of her brother Terry while they were growing up, shared his contributions to cancer research with Terry raising awareness setting a goal to run across Canada and she made us aware of how his legacy is ever present. There are Terry Fox Runs which happen throughout the year, around the world in over thirty countries. It was a special privilege for the students to be a part of such a touching story, giving us at AIS a greater connection to Terry Fox and a greater connection to the reason AIS has been a proud supporter of the Terry Fox Run for the last five years.

We are very proud of our students for their contributions to the Terry Fox Foundation.