Young runners are hitting the pavement for cancer awareness

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A group of young adults are stopping in Erie as part of their journey across the country for a good cause.

Around 25 runners passed through the Mazza winery in North East today.  They’re working with an organization called the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  This team is running from San Francisco to Boston through the 4k for Cancer program.  

Participants like Lauren Bates say it’s a mission that hits close to home. “Every person on our team has a connection [to] the cancer community. We all have a person or people that we’re running in honor of so I’m running in honor of my grandfather… He’s a cancer survivor and my friend Courtney who passed away from cancer a few years ago.” 

From here, the team’s next stop is Buffalo, New York.

For more information, you can check out their Facebook page.

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