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Fox using cancer diagnoses to help raise awareness

Posted April 20, 2016
Updated April 21, 2016

— Last year, Superior Court Judge Carl Fox had to put his career on hold after being diagnosed with blood cancer.

Today, he is not only winning his fight, but has used his diagnoses to help raise awareness.

"We are hosting this event called UNC Heroes," he said. "Hopefully we will raise a lot of money for my oncologist, Dr. Josh Zeider, who is in competition for man of the year."

The man and woman of the year contest benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina.

Fox's event is Sunday at 6 p.m. at Tandem's Restaurant in Carrboro.

Fox said he is doing much better and hopes to go back to work sometime around May 1.

"I feel great, and considering I had only three months to live in August, every day is a good day," Fox said.

Thousands of people registered as bone marrow donors as a result of the "Save the Fox" campaign.


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