Darrell Fox interview in Vancouver Sun today: Terry's younger brother
Good interview in today's (Friday April 8th) Vancouver Sun with Darrell
Fox, the younger brother of Terry Fox and now national director of the
Terry Fox Run Foundation, page B2-B3 of the Westcoast section.
I first met Darrell in 1993, when he invited me to come to the BC/Yukon
office of the Terry Fox Run Foundation where he was then executive
director. He also invited me to become a Terry's Team member – to
speak at runs and elementary schools as a living example that cancer
research has made a difference. I liked Darrell immediately then,
and I believe this Vancouver Sun article does him justice.
Darrell has always put Terry Fox first, he always asks the question,
“What would Terry think?”
This article explains the special bond that Darrell always had with his
older middle brother. Darrell went to Newfoundland to help
accompany Terry and Terry's best friend Doug Alward on the Marathon of
Hope. Darrell took Terry's death pretty hard, and still does.
As national director of the Terry Fox Run Foundation, Darrell is
fiercely proud that 87 cents of every dollar raised goes into cancer
research. The Terry Fox Run Foundation has one of the highest
benefit to cost ratio for a large non-profit organizaton – all the more
amazing when you realize that no corporate sponsorship is accepted.