When someone says they’re running to raise money for cancer research, group runs around a track or predetermined course through a downtown come to mind, not a roughly 1,265-mile trek across four states for a $1-million kitty.
But that’s what local screenwriter Dustin Hucks is taking on. It will be a grueling journey, with plans to run up to 40 miles a day, mostly in the morning and evenings, through a fundraising run organized through the American Cancer Society.
And what would motivate a man to punish his feet from Burbank to Lubbock, Texas? His aunt, who has Stage 4 lymphoma. Perhaps there is no greater motivating force, but plenty of family members contract cancer, and last we checked, we didn’t see a throng of cross-country runners raising millions of dollars.