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Coast to Coast: A Challenge

Connecticut high school teacher Christian McEvoy is almost halfway through a 6-month, 3,500-mile run across the United States aimed at raising awareness and much needed funds for cancer survivorship programs. He and his team have raised more than $140,000 of their $1 million goal. Christian's Coast to Coast: A Run for Survivorship kicked off in San Francisco on July 1 and will end December 14 in Narragansett, RI. Along the way, registered runners-- including survivors, students, and corporate teams -- will participate by running a portion of the trip to show support. For more information about the run, including a detailed itinerary, go to www.coasttocoastrun.org/

A film crew is accompanying Christian on his journey across the country. The documentary they produce will reinforce the mission of Coast to Coast by documenting the stories of persons with different cancers, of various ages, races, and regions.

A key part of Coast to Coast is the High School Challenge, which challenges teenagers from across the country to join the run as the team approaches their communities and to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer survivors. If you know of any high school students (or runners of any age) who may be interested in running with Christian when he comes through their communities, please contact Matt at matthew@coasttocoastrun.org
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