December 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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