St. Martin School Raises Funds for Cancer Research

St. Martin School Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Congratulations to the #ChangeMakers at St. Martin Catholic School! The staff and students have been busy raising money for Cancer Research!

Congratulations to Bryce who raised the most funds for the Terry Fox Run in the school!

student receiving tshirt for raising most money for Terry Fox

Great job done by all the students who have been raising money for the Run for the Cure. Mr. Mauro will be running a 5km race on October 6th to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer and the students have been busy organizing fundraising events. If the students raised $500, Mr. Mauro agreed to let one of the students give him a haircut! 

One of the school's fundraising efforts was to sell “Pie in the Face” tickets. During the First Friday Assembly, 10 lucky tickets were drawn and the winners got to pick someone to get a pie in their face! What a fun afternoon the students had while raising money for such an important cause!

collage of pie in face activities
collage of pie in face activities

After raising over $560, students and staff watched Nick give Mr. Mauro a fancy new do on October 7th! Thanks to Michael John for coaching Nick through the steps!

teacher at saint martin school getting haircut by student

We would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising efforts to support Mr. Mauro and Ms. Denelle Fischer-Mauro’s Run for the Cure campaign.

Also during the assembly, the students who attended WE Day in Toronto in September gave an informative presentation on just what WE Day is and all the exciting opportunities they had while in Toronto. For more information about WE DAY visit

The students will continue to make a difference by organizing upcoming events such as WE Scare Hunger, WE are Silent and WE Walk for Water. Inspired by one of the speakers at WE Day, the team at St. Martin School will be collecting used batteries. Each year, hundreds of thousands of children die due to complications associated with zinc deficiency. One AA battery contains the same amount of zinc that can save the lives of six children. The students will bring the used batteries collected to a collection depot and log all the batteries they recycle on For every battery recycled, Teck will donate the equivalent value of the zinc recycled to WE in support of their zinc and health program in WE villages in Kenya.

We Day assembly collage of pictures
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