Butler Elementary School in Bedford more than doubles its Terry Fox goal Over $8,000 raised

Louise Smith

Many schools in the Eastern Township School Board participated in the Terry Fox Run this year. The principal of Butler Elementary School in Bedford, Chris Morgan, was floored by the results of this year’s fundraising!

He has been the school principal there for close to ten years. Right from the start he realized how important the Terry Fox Run and the support of cancer

research was to the school community. It was an important part of the school culture.

Chris was so happy with this year’s results. There are approximately 180 students in the school and a goal of $4,000 was set. By the end, more than double that goal was brought in, for a total of $8238.30! One class, the Secondary One level, brought in $1,500 and in that class, one student, Caitlin Suniga was responsible for a third of that total.

A motivation for the students was having a chance to dunk their favoured principal in ice water over and over again. Mr. Morgan had to dye his hair purple and he wore underwear over his pants!

Chris Morgan sums it all up when he says, “I cannot stress enough what a great staff, student body, and community we have here in Bedford. Terry would have been proud. We tried like Terry and we succeeded!”

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