The Story of Trish Peter
Trish Peter entered her grade 9 year at LCVI as a happy, artistic and athletic teenager. When she turned 16 years old she was diagnosed with cancer. This vivacious and talented girl created such an impact on LCVI’s staff and students over the course of her high school career that we voted her valedictorian in her graduating year. Trish’s infectious spirit for life and her courage and determination to beat cancer, made her one of LCVI’s most memorable students. Unfortunately, Trish lost her life to cancer on July 30th, 2004. She was 19 years old.
On October 14th, 2004, the first annual LCVI Trish Peter Spirit Run was born. Every year, students celebrate Trish’s life by dressing head to toe in Trish’s favourite colour: pink. With 100% participation from staff and students, we walk, jog or run a 2.5 km course through the streets of Lindsay. Money and donations are raised by students and staff and donated to The Trish’s Wish Foundation. This foundation provides financial assistance and support to families in the City of Kawartha Lakes in a time of crisis as a result of serious illness or injury to a member of that family who is between the ages of 17 and 25. Donations are accepted at LCVI’s main office or by contacting 324-3556.
“2015 marks the 11th anniversary of the Trish Peter Spirit Run. The spirit surrounding this race grows stronger every year for the students and staff that attend LCVI.”