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Sunday, 19 June 2011

A Mother's Grief

On Friday, June 17, Betty Fox died, and Canada lost a most amazing role model. It is true that no parent should ever have to bury a child. Yet, having lived with her son through his courageous and traumatic battles with cancer, his cross-Canada run, and through his final struggles and death at the age of 22, Betty found the strength and courage to turn her grief into a catalyst for a life of humanitarian service. Just 3 months after Terry's death, Betty organized the first Terry Fox Run at more than 760 sites across Canada. Her great courage and relentless energy will be greatly missed. For a photo tribute, go to and scroll down to the slide show. Rest in peace, Betty.

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