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Man to run 3,000 miles to help raise cancer awareness

10:16 AM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - On Nov. 28, 2009 Ashley Davis was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma Cancer in her hometown of Peoria, Arizona. Through many promising ups and well battled downs, she eventually lost her battle and died on April 6, 2011.

The impact she made on Landon Cooper's life was so significant, he knew something had to be done. That life-changing decision was to start Miles 2 Give and run across the United States, coast-to-coast, to raise awareness for sarcoma cancer Research and inspire as many people as he can on the way.

Landon will start the 150 day, 3,000 mile trip on Valentine's Day from Ocean Beach, Calif., by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and head east to the White House, planning to arrive on Independence Day. He will then lead the Live 2 Give charity fun run from the White House to Ocean City in Maryland.

Over the course of the journey, Landon will run an average of 21 miles per day and will dedicate each day's run to a different person, be they currently battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a survivor or someone who lost their battle.

The goal is to raise at least $100,000 for Ewing's Sarcoma research.

You can follow Landon and the Miles2Give team on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/UKEFv7 and on their website, http://www.miles2give.org - where you can donate to their cause.

Bret Higgins contributed to this report.

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