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New West hopes to raise $13K during 2023 Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run is a national event in honour of the Canadian icon. Here's details for the New Westminster event.
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Hundreds are expected to participate for the Terry Fox Run in New Westminster next Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023.

The Terry Fox Run in New Westminster has set a modest benchmark for fundraising.

According to the event's website, organizers are looking to collect $13,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation, to which all the money will be earmarked for cancer research.

In 2022, the annual national gathering garnered more than $15,000 out of New West and roughly 150 people ran, jogged, walked or even wheeled the three-kilometre loop.

"It was a GREAT event,” organizer Kathy Jones told the Record.

It was the first in-person Terry Fox Run in New West since the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Fun, fun, fun, and such a lovely honouring of Terry and his ambitious dream of helping raise money for researchers to find cancer cures."

This year is set to draw hundreds more to Westminster Quay and River Market (810 Quayside Dr.) next Sunday, Sept. 17, many of whom might be wearing the special #DearTerry t-shirts designed by B.C. actor Ryan Reynolds.

That's where the local Terry Fox Run will start at 10 a.m., with registration opening at 9 a.m., and will see patrons go to the west end of the boardwalk and back.

Those that prefer to participate on bicycles, wheelchairs, scooters and even rollerblades are encouraged to do so.

While subject to change, Weatherhood says New West is likely to see sunny skies next weekend with temperatures hovering between 20 and 25°C.

As of this publication, the New West Terry Fox Run has raised more than $3,000.

For more information or to make a donation, you can visit the Terry Fox Run's website.

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