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Statement on the Death of Farrah Fawcett
Statement from Elizabeth "Terry" T.H. Fontham, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., national volunteer president, on the death of Farrah Fawcett from cancer at age 62.

Atlanta 2009/06/25 -Below is a statement from Elizabeth "Terry" T.H. Fontham, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., national volunteer president, on the death of Farrah Fawcett from cancer at age 62. "We are saddened at the news of the passing of Farrah Fawcett. Ms. Fawcett served as the American Cancer Society's chairperson for Women Against Cancer in the early 1980s, appearing in a public service announcement where she encouraged viewers to avoid smoking and get regular cancer checkups. Her public battle against cancer these past few years is a reminder of the work still to be done, and of the toll cancer still takes. Her support of those efforts, and her unique approach to life, will be missed."



David Sampson
Director, Medical & Scientific Communications
American Cancer Society
213-368-8523
david.sampson@cancer.org


Becky Erwin
National Director, Media Relations
American Cancer Society
404-417-5860
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