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January 21, 2014
LiveSTRONG & Camp Kesem Pair For 550 Relay
5 days. 50 states. 550 runners.
Steve Cannon is planning the 550 Relay which, if successful, will be the largest marathon relay in history. There will be 11 chosen participants from each state, with a goal of raising $2.5 million dollars for cancer survivors and their families. Are you up for the challenge? Click here to learn more about how to join this record-breaking team.
More on how Steve got to organizing the 550 Relay:
“In 2009, after months of contemplation and trepidation, I decided to run across my home state of Iowa. The event would cover 292 miles and average a marathon a day for 11 straight days. I wanted to attempt the run for two reasons: first, to see if I could do it, and second, to raise money while doing so. My aunt died of breast cancer when I was 12, and my grandmother from lung cancer more recently. Both were incredible women who touched my life more deeply than most. I was not sure what charity to choose as this was new territory for me.”