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Fundraising for 9/11 Memorial fuels firefighters' run across U.S. (Updated)

Here's a broadcast from an Arizona news station reporting on the "Tour of Duty" run, a 9/11 fundraising event first reported on The MEMO blog.

The route of the run is from the coast of Los Angeles to the island of Manhattan. The runners, who are firefighters, hope to raise money in support of the 9/11 Memorial and the first responders who were killed in the 2001 attacks, organizers said.  The LA-to-NYC run consists of a 31-day continuous relay run that began Aug. 12 and finishes on the ninth anniversary of the 2001 attacks.

Check out the entire route that spans more than 4,600 miles, organizers saidKeep up with the runners and all they encounter on the road by logging on to the Tour of Duty blog.

 By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial