Betty Fox, mother of the late Terry Fox, is seriously ill, according to a statement posted today on the Terry Fox Foundation website.
Media reports have stated she is in hospice in Chilliwack and at least one such report stated she was suffering from cancer. The statement on the foundation website says this is incorrect.
Below is the text of the statement:
Statement on Behalf of the Family of Mrs. Betty Fox, Mother of Terry Fox
Friday, June 3, 2011
We wish to share that our wife and mother, Mrs. Betty Fox, is seriously ill. Media reports today that she has cancer are incorrect. To respect her privacy, no other details will be provided.
We have always appreciated the support and understanding the media has granted to our family since Terry’s Marathon of Hope in 1980. We are hopeful that Betty’s privacy and ours will be respected at this time. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
As well, there are links on the site to send Fox messages of support, including at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see the site and the links here.
The 31st annual Terry Fox Run happens on Sunday, Sept. 18, with the National School Run Day scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28.