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Friends support injured Laurier grad by donning ties on Monday

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Sep 14/12

News of Laurier graduate Pete Cram's cycling accident is tying together social media channels and thousands of alumni and friends.

On Sept. 7, it was reported that Cram ('06) was riding his bicycle home from the Toronto International Film Festival when he caught a wheel in a streetcar track and fell. He is now in a medically-induced coma in hospital.

Cram graduated with an honours bachelor's degree English and went on to become a high school teacher in Toronto. He grew up in Port Lambton and was a football champion during his own high school days at Wallaceburg District Secondary School. His students in Toronto have created a Facebook group dedicated to him, to encourage Cram's friends to honour and support him and his family by wearing a tie on Monday.

"One of his students posted on Facebook that Pete used to wear a tie to school every Monday. The reason, he told students, was that Mondays could be a bit depressing for people, but if he dressed up and looked sharp it would cheer him and others up," said Aaron Hall, a good friend of Cram's since high school. "People have been inspired by Pete's uplifting attitude and we thought we would try to reach as many of the communities he touched as possible in joining together to support Pete in his recovery by wearing a tie on Monday, just like Pete."

To leave a message for Cram or his family or to post a photo of yourself wearing a tie on Monday, feel free to visit or join his Facebook page: 


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