|Recent Limestone Graduate to Run From Pacific to Atlantic|
In between receiving her bachelor's degree from Limestone College, playing in the women's lacrosse national championship for the Saints, and entering graduate school, Skylar Marcoux '13 will literally be running from sea to shining sea.
From June 16-July 14, Marcoux and 21 others will run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD; a 4,000 mile journey. They will be running to support the 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The program's goal is to improve lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer.
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"Our team will average 16 miles of running per day," said Marcoux. "The run is to simulate the struggle that cancer patients go through and overcoming challenges. Along the way, we will visit cancer patients in hospitals to show them that they do have support and to connect them with people from other parts of the country."
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Big Doug, Skylar's Inspiration
"Losing him to cancer was a big turning point in my life. It reminded me of how valuable relationships to family and friends are, and since then I have become more aware of cherishing those relationships. He was also one of the first people who helped me get involved in sports, and as I have grown that has become a huge part of my life. I wouldn't be where I am today if he didn't help me with those opportunities when I was younger. I know that there are many people who have had other experiences and life changing moments involving cancer, and I want to stand by their side and help them deal with these situations, as well as learn from them."