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More than 400 from St. Davids Public School walk for Terry Fox

Students, staff and parents raise $1,500 to support cancer research

The staff at St. Davids Public School did the seemingly impossible Friday afternoon. Only nine days into the new school year, they were able to organize more than 400 students to take part in the school's version of the Terry Fox Run.

The entire school gathered in the gym prior to the walk, where organizer Jeff Climenhage talked to the assembly and showed videos of Terry's original 1980 Marathon of Hope. 

Following the assembly, the students gathered at the back of the school, where some of the youngest Dragons paired up with their older 'buddies', while others located their parents, who were invited to participate and walk with their children. 

The route for this year's walk took the students down York Road to Tanbark, where they looped around the subdivision and back toward York Road. At that intersection, the Kindergarteners were led back to the school, while the older students continued up Tanbark toward Sparky's Park, where they again looped before walking back to the school.

Climenhage told The Local that through the efforts of the students, their parents and the St. Davids staff about $1,500 was raised to support cancer research.