4K for Cancer Run makes a stop in Youngstown

Members had to raise $4,500 in order to be part of the cross-country run

Members had to raise $4,500 in order to be part of the cross-country run.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The 4K for Cancer Run, a coast to coast run, had a stop in Youngstown Sunday to help raise awareness for cancer.

The 4,000 mile trip includes 27 college students this year, with all proceeds going toward the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Members had to raise $4,500 in order to be part of the cross-country run. The Ulman Cancer Fund helps young adults battling cancer by providing support services.

“Each day we start with a dedication circle and we say who we are running for. There’s a team dedication each day. People submit their stories to the Ulman Cancer Fund,” said Christina Del Casale with the 4K for Cancer Run.

The runners started their cross-country tour in San Francisco. Sunday, they ran from Canton to Youngstown. Their next stop is Pittsburgh.

“The journey so far has been amazing. It’s been challenging at some times, but we’ve met so many different people along the way, like on the side of the road or in the cancer centers or in the hospitals,” said runner Samantha Wilson.

First Presbyterian Church on Wick Avenue opened its doors to the runners, who stay with churches and schools along the way.

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