Canadian Cancer Society statement about Rolland Fox’s death

09 March 2016

Toronto -

The Canadian Cancer Society is saddened to hear about the death of Rolland Fox, father of Terry Fox. Society volunteers and staff across Canada extend their sincere condolences to the Fox family.

The Fox family has made invaluable contributions to Canada in the fight against cancer. The Terry Fox Foundation has made significant investments in research to ensure that Canada can continue to make progress against the disease.

“Our thoughts are with the Fox family at this time. Along with his son Terry and his wife Betty, Rolland Fox will always be remembered as a committed and relentless pioneer in the fight against cancer,” says Pamela Fralick, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer Society. “The Fox family will continue to be an inspiration to all Canadians, and the Canadian Cancer Society expresses its most sincere gratitude for this family’s contributions to our country.”

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Brooke Kelly

Communications Coordinator

Canadian Cancer Society

National office

Phone: 416-934-5321