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Award will be presented to honour Betty Fox
The mother of Port Coquitlam hometown hero Terry Fox will be honoured tomorrow (Saturday) for her lifetime of work to beat cancer, a disease that claimed her son 31 years ago.
The Tri-City News’ publisher Nigel Lark will present a legacy award to Judith Fox-Alder and Jessica Fox on behalf of their late mother and grandmother, Betty Fox, who died last year.
The accolade will be presented at the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce 41st annual gala and 11th annual business excellence awards at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.
Michael Hind, the chamber’s executive director, said Betty Fox was chosen for the prize by a Chamber committee “because of the influence she had on local residents and the work she did to continue her son’s legacy. She just created something that’s substantial.”
Lark said he’s honoured to bestow the award and to pay tribute to a woman who spent years raising money and building awareness around cancer research.
To date, the Chilliwack-based Terry Fox Foundation has collected more than $500 million for cancer clinics around the world.