footnotesDecember 4th, 2011
70-year-old battling cancer completes 56th marathon
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Among the thousands of runners who ran in the Maine Marathon, one 70-year-old runner was running for a cause very close to him.
see the Video interview with Don Wright here @
Don Wright suffers from Myeloma, an incurable form of blood cancer. When he was diagnosed in 2003, he set out to run a marathon in each of the 50 states. The Maine Marathon is his 56th marathon in his 38th state. Wright is running for Team Continuum, a non-profit that raises money to help cancer patients and their families pay their bills. His campain slogan is his goal: to "E-Race Cancer".
"I like to think sometimes as I'm running along that I'm just sticking it right in the cancer's eye," Wright said.
Team continuum has a Facebook page, and for every "like" the page receives, $5 will be donated to the non-profit.
And if you have time - here are some more inspiring runners.
Run gently..... and be thankful!
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