TORONTO, June 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society was extremely
saddened to hear about the death of Betty Fox today. Society volunteers
and staff across Canada send their sincere condolences to the family.
Our thoughts are with the Fox family at this time.
Betty Fox and her son Terry were remarkable Canadians who made
unprecedented contributions to Canada. Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope and
all of the Terry Fox Runs over the past 30 years have helped create a
vibrant and productive Canadian cancer research community. As one of
our country's leading national charitable funders of cancer research in
Canada, the Terry Fox Foundation has ensured progress continues in the
fight against cancer.
"Betty Fox will always be remembered for her strong commitment to her
son's legacy, which continues to have a significant impact on the lives
of Canadians," says Peter Goodhand, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer
Society. "She was a relentless champion for Terry's dream and she
steadfastly pursued Terry's goal of finding a cure for cancer. She was
an inspiration to all of us and she will be greatly missed."
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to
prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join
the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer,
visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
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