'I Run For' Marathon Fights Cancer

Published 05/08 2014 03:29PM

Updated 05/08 2014 05:22PM

There will be a new half-marathon in September to help stomp out cancer. A Binghamton couple spearheaded the effort to put the event together.

Anne Seepersaud's younger sister Sue was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and has gone through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments in the recent past. She was in good shape before the cancer and still is making sure she runs, spins and manages her career and family.

Her sister's hard work to overcome the life-threatening adversity triggered her desire to help fight the disease.

Money raised from the half-marathon will be given to Cornell's cancer research unit.

"I decided to come up with a half marathon called I Run For, because everyone runs for something. When I run, I run for Sue. She is my motivation and strength and I love her dearly. I know a lot of people out there feel the same way and they would do anything for their loved ones," said Seepersaud.

Registration is now open for the "I Run For" half-marathon. Volunteers and sponsors are needed.

People who compete in it can also get custom t-shirts with the name of the person or cause they are running for.

The "I Run For" half-marathon will be Sunday, Sept. 7th at 10 a.m. at the Town of Maine Park behind Maine Memorial Elementary School.

For more information or to register, log on to IRunForHalfMarathon.com. You can also find the race on Facebook.

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