Team Schulich exceeds fundraising goal at 35th Terry Fox Run
Schulich students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members dropped their formal wear for athletic gear at the 35th annual Terry Fox Run in support of Cancer Research. This year was the largest team ever with over 100 members. In total Team Schulich raised $3,790 for the Terry Fox Foundation, an amount Team Schulich Co-Captain Sean Siddick believes is also a school record.
“We had a great team this year. Historically we have had about 60 members so this year was special,” Siddick said. “We are so proud to once again exceed our fundraising goal of $3000. It is because we had full support from all levels of students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as community members that made it possible.”
This year there was a tie for top fundraiser with Nicole Alie and Craig Hill each raising $500. Lily Wong finished in third with $300 in donations.
Participants ran the five and 10 kilometre course around York University starting and ending at the new York University Stadium, which previously housed the athletics events at the Pan Am and Para-Pan Am Games this summer. Runners completed the race with a lap around the state-of-the-art track.
Siddick hopes that this year’s momentum will carry forward for years to come. “What was really fantastic was that there were a lot of contributions from various people who sponsored an individual or the Schulich team. Those contributions made a huge difference in terms of us exceeding our goals and we are especially excited for next year.”