Betty Fox has died

Mother of Terry Fox was a tireless campaigner for cancer research

Betty Fox, the mother of Canadian icon Terry Fox, has died. Betty was in her early seventies when she succumbed to illness at a hospice in Chilliwack, B.C., according to a statement released by the Terry Fox Foundation, which she ran for 30 years. Following Terry’s death from cancer on June 28, 1981, Betty and her son Darrell established the Terry Fox Foundation, which, through annual Terry Fox Runs taking place in 28 countries, has raised over $550 million for cancer research. Betty is survived by her husband Rolly, and her children Darrell, Fred and Judy.

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