More thoughts on the passing of Betty Fox

I
have been very saddened by the death of Betty Fox on Friday…. In
1989, I had a life-threatening cancer tumor, and probably would not have
survived – if not for cancer research done since Terry's Marathon of
Hope. I continue to be interested in everything related to Terry Fox…
In 2005. Here is a link to my blog stories about Terry Fox and Terry Fox
Runs I have participated in: http://www.gunghaggis.com/blog/TerryFox

I am particularly touched by Douglas Coupland's words… “she was a mother for all Canadians.”

Coupland has written the book “Terry” and is also currently working on the new monument for BC Place Stadium… which was also the site of Betty Fox's last public appearance.

the
2005 documentary Terry Fox: 25 Years of Legacy was produced by Moyra
Rodger, who also produced the 2004 Gung Haggis Fat Choy television
performance special. check the video clips here: http://www.outtosee.ca/clips/index.php


View Clip
25 Years of Hope — The Legacy of Terry Fox
On
September 16th, 2005, more than three million school children in every
province and territory in Canada walked, ran and wheeled to celebrate
the 25th Anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope. Hosted by Jody Vance.
Featuring Terry's parents, Betty and Rolly Fox.

View Clip
Gung Haggis Fat Choy
Chinese New Year.
Robbie Burns Supper. Gung Haggis Fat Choy fuses the two unique cultural
events in a celebration of music, dance and tradition. Featuring
performances by The Paperboys and Silk Road Music.

A CBC Television production.

2 thoughts on “More thoughts on the passing of Betty Fox

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this, Todd. I, too, was very saddened to learn that Betty Fox had passed. It was a great pleasure working with her and Rory during production of the 25th Anniversary television special. She was a warm, caring and colourful “mom.” Condolences to the family. – Moyra

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  2. Anonymous

    Hi Moyra… I was thinking of you when I posted this blog article… it was an amazing time when you were working on the Terry Fox 25 Year TV special… Great to see her happy with the Douglas Coupland memorial for Terry, and that the family really enjoyed Coupland's work on the book. Betty Fox could be so honest and direct. She was singular in her purpose to preserve Terry's memory and promote his vision. It was great to help realize the family's dream of an SFU Terry Fox Run, and draw more attention to the SFU Terry Fox Gold Medal…. but sadly, SFU wasn't able to keep the momentuum of what we started back in 1994.

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