Since Landon Cooper was 15 years old he dreamed of running across America, he never dreamed it would be for such a worthy cause; Sarcoma Cancer Research.
On his recent 157 day team running tour he witnessed first hand the lethal affects of sarcoma cancer on the countless warriors and their families across the USA. The Miles 2 Give traveling team was composed of three runners traveling in a Winnebago RV. Landon Cooper is Founder & Runner. Ryan Priest is Tour Director & Runner. John McKay is Videographer & Runner. The team will covered 24-30 miles daily completing over 3000 miles in total.
This was not just a recreational run; they were very serious about raising awareness, money, and leaving everyone inspired. During their cross-country journey they visited schools and hospitals, hosted events, fundraisers, and had meetings with town locals. We were happy to provide hydration belts and bottles to the crew and were even able to run with them during their Colorado leg of the run. Landon is a pretty deep guy, and his commitment to help people was evident – he got most excited when talking about the children he had just met, rather than the miles he had just run. The “Life Elevated” state would do just that, elevating his greater purpose. Running. Giving. Inspiring. For three months he worked long days and trained in frigid conditions in preparation for the unknowns of running across the country. He is extremely passionate about being a part of the generation that finds the antidote for cancer.
Now that this first endeavor is complete they are setting their sights on the Land Down Under. Stay tuned for the progress.
About Miles 2 Give Miles 2 Give is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Sarcoma. We raise funding for Sarcoma cancer research through cross-country ultra-running all the while leaving people inspired until there is a cure. For more information on Miles 2 Give, please visit www.miles2give.org. Give them a LIKE on Facebook, “Miles 2 Give” to stay tuned to all the exciting projects ongoing as well. Currently they have just signed with Huntsman Cancer Institute for direct distribution of 2014 Tour $ raised for sarcoma research. Miles 2 Give offers 2013 Finisher shirts on their website made by cancertees.com, & also M2G Art by Landon is available for purchase as well. Check out his galleries on the Miles 2 Give Facebook page. 20% of all art & apparel goes to their 2013 Wish Granted Program. The 2014 Tour has yet to be announced, so stay tuned!