St. Michael’s College School

St.Michaels College School student with chequeStudents from St. Michael’s College School walked 5km and raised $17,000 for cancer research at The Princess Margaret.

“The Walk is part of a school wide Spirit Week aimed at demonstrating the influence and potential of community,” says Student Government President Patrick Colangelo. However, unlike previous events held at the school, the Walkathon was entirely organized by the school’s Student Government.

The walk took place Tuesday, September 29th, and the regular school day was put on hold for the event that included a school mass, spirit rally and barbecue. The walk took place at the community park behind the Heath Street Subway Entrance. The money raised from the event was donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in memory of Father Zorzi.

Beloved Father Zorzi served as President of St. Michael’s College School from 2000-2005 and passed away in January after a courageous battle with cancer. He was adored by the St. Michael’s Community and is greatly missed. “The Student Government felt it was absolutely necessary to host an event in honour of Father Zorzi, as the impression he left on many students is remarkable,” says Father Redican, President of St. Michael’s College School.

The students, along with the school, assured the safety of the event by coordinating with the Toronto Police Department and the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation. Approximately 70 volunteers, ranging from students and teachers to parent volunteers, helped to make the day possible. In the end, the students raised over $17,000 dollars for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. We would like to thank all that donated and took part in this event as well as its sponsors Dubwear Clothing Co., Tim Hortons and i2i Opticians.

St. Michael's College School was founded in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers, and stands as Ontario's only independent Catholic school for young men. The school offers students in grades 7-12 an enriched, Liberal Arts, Catholic education complemented by a diverse co-curricular program. St. Michael's prepares students for university studies and to be leaders in their community.

Reviewed: October 2013