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The Terry Fox Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

Paul Alofs, Joel Feldberg, and Mary Kitchen join the iconic Canadian charitable organization as it embarks on a new chapter of growth

August 16, 2023, Vancouver, BC – The Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to welcome three new members to the Board of Directors during an exciting period of development with ambitious projects on the horizon, including the transformative Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network.

Paul Alofs was President and CEO of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for 15 years. Paul is deeply committed to conquering cancer and he envisions a cure in our lifetime. Under his leadership, PMCF raised $1 billion dollars and became one of the world’s top five cancer research centres. Today, cancer patients around the world are reaping the benefits. Paul is also an award-winning executive and the author of the national bestseller Passion Capital: The World’s Most Valuable Asset. 

Joel Feldberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Furniture Group and has been with the long-standing family business for more than 20 years. Previously, Joel was an associate at the law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto. Joel has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall and is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. In his work and his philanthropy, Joel leads with intensity, vision, and a deep commitment to people. In addition to the Terry Fox Foundation, Joel serves on the boards of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, BIFMA, and Upper Canada College.

Mary Kitchen is a former television presenter (CityTV, Breakfast Television, Canada’s Got Talent), model, philanthropist, and mother of three little girls. Mary and her family believe in giving back and are active in many charitable projects. Mary serves on the board of the Good+ Foundation, a non-profit working to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty across America; the board of advisors at the UCLA Lab School; and the visiting committee for hematologic oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where her family is treated for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer. Mary grew up in New Brunswick and currently lives in Los Angeles.

“Paul, Joel, and Mary are joining a global network of dedicated volunteers and supporters during a pivotal time in our history,” said Michael Rossi, Chair of the Terry Fox Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Together with our other distinguished Board members, they will be instrumental in furthering the Foundation’s growth and impact as we pursue Terry’s dream of a world without cancer.”

The Terry Fox Foundation is supported by an independent Board of Directors, which provides volunteer leadership to maintain Terry’s vision and principles in a wide range of fundraising activities for cancer research. The Board of Directors is responsible for the Foundation’s long-term financial health and for the growth and management of its financial assets.

The Terry Fox Foundation’s Board of Directors include:

  • Isadore Sharp (Chair Emeritus), Founder and Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Michael Rossi (Chair), Founder & President of Voce Leadership
  • Stephen Bear (Vice-Chair), former Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Angela Carmichael (Chair, Marketing and Communications Committee), President, FleishmanHillard HighRoad
  • Diane Dou (Chair, Audit and Finance Committee), Senior Advisor for the financial services industry
  • Katherine Kay, Litigation Partner, Stikeman Elliot LLP
  • John Kearsey (Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee), President and CEO, ROM Governors
  • Dr. Jim Woodgett, President and Scientific Director, Terry Fox Research Institute

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About The Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation honours the vision and spirit of an iconic Canadian while raising critical funds for cancer research. As a leading national charitable organization, the Terry Fox Foundation plays a vital role in building community, engaging more than 20,000 passionate volunteers and 3.5 million students in nearly 10,000 annual fundraising events across the country.

People around the world of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities have been inspired by Terry’s enduring legacy. Through the generous support of our donors, partners, and volunteers, The Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $850 million and funded 1,300 innovative cancer research projects, bringing hope and health to millions of Canadians. Visit for more information and to learn how you can help take Terry’s Marathon of Hope across the finish line.


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