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New route for Terry Fox Run

The 2012 Terry Fox Run in New Westminster will take a scenic route along the city's waterfront. The run, taking place on Sunday, Sept.

The 2012 Terry Fox Run in New Westminster will take a scenic route along the city's waterfront.

The run, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 16, is venturing away from its longtime route in Queen's Park and heading to a new location at Westminster Pier Park and along the Quay.

Kathy Jones, the volunteer organizer for New Westminster's run, is seeking volunteers to help out on the day of the run. The runs are volunteer-driven and rely on community members to ensure they're successful and support Terry Fox's dream.

During his Marathon of Hope in 1980, Fox ran a marathon a day for 143 consecutive days to raise awareness about cancer and the need for research funding. Thirty-two years later, the Terry Fox run takes place in communities around the world.

Royal City residents are invited to run, walk, wheel or ride on a flat route in distances from one to 10 kilometres.

The Terry Fox Foundation is also hoping to honour Terry's Team Members, people who currently have or have had cancer.

In addition to run-day volunteers and participants, Jones is looking for a Terry's Team Member in New Westminster who will step forward and help spread Fox's message of hope, spirit and courage by publicly speaking at this year's community run.

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Terry's Team Member or volunteering can contact Kathy at the Terry Fox Foundation Facebook page under Events, New Westminster Run.

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