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LPSD raises thousands for cancer research

The Lloydminster Public School Division has raised thousands for cancer research through their Terry Fox Run.

The school division released the numbers this week for the 2019 run, which was held back in the fall. In total, the schools were able to raise $7,309 for the Terry Fox Foundation. The foundation then puts that money into improving the lives of people fighting cancer, and research into treatments and cures.

Eight schools participated in the Terry Fox Run, including Queen Elizabeth School, which is on its 12th year being a part of the event. In an emailed statement, principal Les Korn says they got creative to raise money for the foundation. For every dollar a student donated, they got a ballot that would put them in the running to hit their teachers with pies. In total, the school was able to raise $1,087.

The school with the highest amount raised this year was Rendell Park with $2,187, followed by Bishop Lloyd Middle School with $2,182. Queen Elizabeth School brought in $ 1,087, College Park School  $863, Winston Churchill School $348,  Jack Kemp Community School $347, Barr Colony School $205 and E.S. Laird raised just over $87.

The Terry Fox Foundation also praised the schools in a letter, saying they were honoured to see Lloydminster Public School Division help their determined fight against cancer.

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