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TFRI News | Feb 6, 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal honours legacy of Terry Fox

Ottawa -- TFRI Senior Advisor Darrell Fox was among 60 Canadians who received today the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Fox received the medal on behalf of the Family of Terry Fox, the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Research Institute. The citation recognized the Fox Family and the two organizations that bear the Terry Fox name for their "dedication to finding a cure for cancer and for raising the public's awareness of Terry Fox's legacy."

The event marked the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The medals were presented by the Governor General of Canada David Johnston and Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper.

In all, 60,000 Canadians who have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their community and their country will be recognized with the medal.

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