BCE Staff Fran Gascoyne and Marie Doirion before their 'haircuts.'

Terry Fox Run at Bella Coola Elementary

Terry Fox Run at Bella Coola Elementary inspires teachers, students

On September 22, papers were handed out to all the kids in B.C.E. if you wanted to collect money for cancer research. You would walk around your neighbourhood or somewhere around town and go up to houses and ask for money for cancer research and if they gave you money they would write on the sheet their first name and last name and what their address was. Then you would bring it in the next school day.

On September 26, B.C.E school went on a Terry Fox walk around town and then walked back to school. Before the Terry Fox run we had an assembly and Mrs. D showed us a short video about Terry Fox and Mrs. D said that if we raised over 200 dollars who ever raised money would get put in a draw. If you were picked you would get to throw a tinfoil plate full of whipping cream at Mrs. D. Fran said that if we raised over 1000 dollars she would do something.

Mrs. D. told us that we had raised more than $1200.  The grade 5’s were partnered with the grade 1/2’s and the grade ‘4s were partnered with the Kindergarten. When we went back to the school we all gathered at the covered area and were told that Fran’s secret was that she was getting her hair shaved off and Mrs. D was joining her.

When I asked Fran why she shaved her hair she said “in support people who are battling cancer”.  When I asked Mrs. D she said I wanted to show my support for Fran so she wouldn’t have to shave here head alone. This cause was important to me because my dad is currently battling cancer and I have lost someone special people to this disease. “