Running for Cancer Awareness

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, May 25, 2001 - 04:47 PM
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From state to state, a man is running miles to promote awareness about Sarcoma and today he spread his message through Zanesville. Sarcoma is a rare cancer that affects only about four out of 1 million people. Because it is so rare, not much is known about it. But, Peter Fish made it his goal to change that, when his daughter was diagnosed with Sarcoma. He is running to spread the word and hopes he gets some attention for it and raises money for research. Supporters such as Zanesville’s Mayor, Jack Fenton were on-hand to greet Fish. And Zanesville resident, Bill Moore showed his support with a $1000 check for research. Moore lost his wife to Sarcoma this past March. Fish started his journey in Kansas City on April 8 –which was his 65th birthday. By running about 20 miles each day, he hopes to be in Washington D.C. by June 21 to speak with any available legislators. Any money he receives on his journey will go towards researching Sarcoma. Since Fish’s daughter was diagnosed, she has had surgery and so far has not had any recurrences of the cancer.

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