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Ethan Bennett ,The Run to Fight Cancer , and Livestrong

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Hopes Not a Crime XShellie Nichol

Hopes Not a Crime XShellie Nichol


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In midst of mourning the loss of someone you love, you have two choices fall to pieces or make it mean something. At the tender age of 17 Ethan Bennett was faced with such a choice. He had just watched his beautiful mother Susan Bennett fight a losing battle against cancer. Ethan wanted to do more than endure the pain and loss, so he began running. In his words “Running was a way to reflect on life. It allowed me to be free and forget about all the worries and stresses of everyday life.  Running taught me that life wasn't about the small things, but rather about enjoying the moments we have here on earth.”

Ethan longs to end this suffering, to find a cure for cancer so that not one more precious child lay sick in bed instead of playing with their friends. He dreams of a time when no mother, father, sister, brother, son, or daughter has to sit helpless while their loved one dies. After years of dedication Ethan decided to make his running count, so he set off on a run across America to save lives.

Selflessly Ethan put’s one foot in front of the other, knowing that every step he takes, every mile he runs and every State he passes through is one step closer to finding a cure.