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160 mile run to raise funds for research

Endurance Athlete Kerri Kanuga is at it again, and this time her latest challenge is the equivalent of tackling 6 marathons to raise money for childhood cancer research.

She will be traversing some of Brazil’s most challenging mountain passes for her longest endurance event to date. the Journey will be 160 miles and she plans to do it all in under 62 and a half hours. Kanuga says though young Hannah Meeson has moved overseas there are plenty of other children in Cayman through the ordeal of cancer treatment.

“There is obviously the disease and everything else, but it’s the treatments that are really punishing for them; and it’s not only about Hannah, she’s not the only child in Cayman who’s suffering. There are other children that are ill or have no evidence of the disease but are still feeling the effects from the actual treatments,” said Kanuga.

She says her many, many, many miles are starting to pay off, She believes through research funded by her efforts and others, new drugs have been developed specifically for childhood cancer patients.

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