On June 21st, The Million Dollar Marathon will begin it’s 4000 mile relay across America. The Team will be made up of all those that Cancer has touched. Survivors, Caregivers, Advocates, all working together to beat this disease. One marathon at a time, the event will cross 15 states and more than 500 communities as the baton is passed from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
During their journey, team members will run from Mount Rainier to the Great Salt Lake, over the Rockies to the Great Plains, on to the Appalachians and past the Chesapeake Bay. As they run, each day will turn to night and clear skies will fill with storms. Yet through the darkness and rain, their baton will not stop – because these runners know that dawn always follows night and that the darkest storms create the brightest rainbows.
As a member of The Million Dollar Marathon team, you will be dedicating one marathon, one day to the cause. Each day the team will run 4 marathons. In total we will run 160 marathons. During this extraordinary journey, we will take more than l0,000,000 steps. Ten million steps to honor the past and inspire the future. Ten million steps toward a cure.
In the next year, nearly 600,000 people in America will die of cancer. The American Cancer Society has determined that one-third of these deaths are the result of poor diet and lack of exercise. The Million Dollar Marathon has been organized to educate the public about this issue through an event that is inspirational and motivational.
The Million Dollar Marathon is also working to raise funds for cancer research and programs that support cancer survivors and their families. To join the team, each runner has made a commitment to raise money for this cause. Those meeting certain fundraising criteria can qualify for some amazing incentive trips. There is no minimum requirement but together it is our goal to raise 1 million dollars. The team hopes to be able to make a significant contribution to the ongoing needs of our cancer communities.
about Above + Beyond Cancer
The Million Dollar Marathon is being organized and presented by Above + Beyond Cancer. Above + Beyond is a public charity that was organized in 2011 to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer. In 2013, the organization is focused on reducing new cancer cases and cancer recurrence through programs that emphasis diet and vigorous physical exercise.
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