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Brain Cancer Runner Completes 7 Day World Marathon

JANUARY 29, 2017
James Radke
Today, 47-year-old BethAnn Telford completed 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
Beginning in Antarctica and ending in Australia, BethAnn ran over 153 miles in under 35 hours.  What makes this special, is that BethAnn is a cancer survivor.
In 2005, BethAnn was diagnosed with brain cancer and is running the marathons while still having some cancer cells in her body.

Day 7 – Sydney, Australia

In the video clip below, BethAnn comments on the fact that this is not the end of the race and she will continue to run until there is a cure for cancer.



Pledge per Mile

Since her 2005 diagnosis, BethAnn has helped raise more than $835,000 for brain cancer research. With the 7 continent marathon run, she hopes to pass the $1,000,000 mark. To do that, she needs to raise $185,000 (or $900 per mile).
BethAnn is running for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) which is a non-profit organization started by AOL co-founder Steve Case, that is investing in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to cure brain cancer. Many brain cancer patients are children.
To pledge your support, go to pledgeit.org/selfeet

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