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OSDSS Students Pull Fire Truck For Cancer

Owen Sound | by Cody Misner  

Students pulled a fire truck in Owen Sound to raise money for cancer research.

Two Owen Sound District Secondary School Students have organized a Fire Truck Pull to raise money for cancer research.  

Jade Follis and Tia Quesnel were the masterminds behind Wednesday's event.

Well over 100 students and teachers participated by pulling a fire truck from the Owen Sound Fire Department roughly 100 meters, all while dressed up in various costumes and outfits to represent their teams.  

Quesnel spoke about how despite Terry Fox running almost 40 years ago, the battle against cancer is still an important issue.

"I don't know anyone who hasn't been affected by it," Quesnel states "If we can make a contribution to help minimize the amount of people who suffer so terribly from it, than we are doing our best I think."

For Follis, this event has a more personal meaning, her father passed away in June of 2019 during his fight with cancer.

She believes cancer doesn't just impact an individual or their family saying "It really reaches the entire school and the entire community."  

Follis also spoke of the support of her friends like Quesnel and other participants who were there for her when her father passed away.

"I know that all my friends participating, they know that they helped me and they know this event is very close to my heart," Follis says.

The event sparked friendly rivalries between various school groups like the Boys Football Team and the Girls Rugby Team as well as between teachers and students.

The amount raised is still being determined but donations can be made by following a link on the schools website.  

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