Student raises $112 for Terry Fox Foundation

Of the $214.60 raised at this year's Terry Fox Run at Palsson Elementary School, half was raised by one enthusiastic youngster.

Palsson Elementary School Grade 5 student Amber Eddy

Of the $214.60 raised at this year’s Terry Fox Run at Palsson Elementary School, half was raised by one enthusiastic youngster.

Grade 5 student Amber Eddy, 10, contributed $112 to the cancer fund-raiser; money she raised by selling sugar cookies she had baked.

“Some of my family members fought cancer and died of cancer,” she said, when asked why she decided to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. “There are lots of reasons. Mostly, I want a cure so cancer doesn’t have to happen any more.”

Eddy sold the cookies during last month’s Nedfest Music Festival in Mesachie Lake; a festival her father, Doug, helped organize.

Palsson Elementary School held their Terry Fox Run on Wednesday, September 28, during which time other local schools also held their runs.

A large group of cancer fund-raising cyclists are set to appear at both Lake Cowichan Secondary School and Palsson Elementary School, Tuesday, October 4. Their fist stop will be Lake Cowichan Secondary School at 11:30 a.m., and their second stop will be Palsson Elementary School, at about noon.

The Lake Cowichan Secondary School stop will be a public one, during which time a brief presentation will take place.

Last year, through the sale of kilometres at Country Grocer and other local means, the Cowichan Lake area community raised $13,159.37 for the cancer fund-raiser.