Terry Fox continues to inspire Canadians, whether they are old enough to remember his original Marathon of Hope in 1981, or are just hearing his story for the first time.
In the latter category count four-year old Isaac Khan and his friends at the ABC Academy daycare at Bayview and Balliol, who learned about Terry Fox this past September. Isaac decided he wanted to make a lemonade stand in support of Terry’s cause – raising money for cancer research. And his parents, Saba and Iqbal Khan, were eager to help. “It’s never too early for young people to learn about the importance of giving back to the community,” said Saba.
So Dad, Iqbal, and Isaac made a trip to the Home Depot on Wicksteed and together built a first-rate lemonade stand.
Isaac and friends set up their lemonade stand in front of the Khan family home on Bessborough Drive on Sunday morning, September 18. They were asking people to pay what they wish for a cup, but some neighbours, clearly wanting to encourage the budding entrepreneur-philanthropists, paid somewhat more than the official asking price. One generous customer paid $100 for a cup of lemonade. All told, $800 was raised for the Terry Fox Foundation during the four hours they were open for business.
Parents Iqbal and Saba Khan want to thank their neighbours for their generosity and encouragement.
Let’s also thank Isaac and his friends for their initiative – well done!