Principal duct-taped to wall after fundraiser
Churchill Public School David Farrow was duct-taped to the wall by his students Oct. 1 after they raised $15,190 for the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Farrow challenged students to raise $13,602 this year, $1 more than last year’s goal. If they met the challenge, he agreed to be duct taped to the wall in the school’s gymnasium.
The student in each homeroom who raised the most money would have the opportunity to “pie” his or her teacher.
“We are proud of the tremendous efforts of our students, staff and school community,” Farrow said.
“Our students and staff hosted several events throughout the year in order to reach the goal. The events included dances, dress-up days and the sale of hot dogs, suckers and ice cream sandwiches. We would like to thank the Churchill community for helping us reach our goal, especially Coniston Valu-Mart and Home Hardware on Second Avenue.”
To date, the school has raised $71,911 for the cause.
“I have participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure each year for the past 12 years,” Farrow said.
“I run in support of my dear friend Myra Gerow, who passed away on July 8, 2011 after her courageous battle with breast cancer. A few months later, I also lost my mother to cancer. I still feel the profound sadness of the loss of these two influential women in my life. I thank everyone for their ongoing support on behalf of all our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.”