Run. Give. Inspire. The Miles 2 Give cross country trek has been completed. The team, which included John McKay, Landon Cooper, and Ryan Priest, raised over $100,000 for sarcoma research while they ran 3,000 miles from February 14, 2013 through July 20, 2013.
Please view the material in the following links to hear audio about the Miles 2 Give founder, Landon Cooper, and to read news releases about the journey:
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- Runners log 3,200 miles in fight against sarcoma cancer
- Cross-Country Journey Ends In OC, Raises $100K For Sarcoma Cancer Research
Dr. Matthew DiCaprio, Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Albany Medical Center, joined ultra-runner Landon Cooper in his quest to raise $300,000 for sarcoma cancer research by running from the west coast to the east coast of the United States in 150 days. Dr. DiCaprio joined Cooper’s team from May 10 through May 12, running 46 miles over the two and a half day trek east of Denver, CO. As a whole, the team covered 113.2 miles.
Dr. DiCaprio recounts his journey:
The trip was an experience of a lifetime with three genuine, compassionate, inspiring men who are doing great work day in and day out. They give so much hope and positive vibes to those who have been touched by sarcoma. Each day is dedicated to individuals and the families affected by sarcoma. We contact the families to offer our love and support before we run and paint the names of those we run for on our faces before the daily trek begins. Just an amazing journey across a beautiful country with so many stories.
Dr. DiCaprio and Cooper discussed the mission to raise awareness about sarcoma cancer in an interview with Channel 9 News in Colorado.
You can also learn about the story leading up to Dr. DiCaprio’s journey in the May 2013 issue of Albany Med Today.