Crestview man raises cancer research awareness with exercise, photo diary

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:26 AM.

Fighting the disease is personal for Richards, whose 6-year-old son, Caleb, was diagnosed with kidney cancer at 4 months old. The Riverside Elementary School first-grader now is cancer-free after receiving successful treatments.  

Richards' runs began after he met Landon Cooper of "Miles 2 Give." Cooper, with two other runners, raise funds for sarcoma cancer research. This form of cancer develops in the connective tissue.   

"It inspired me to do something more," Richards said. "I had a burden and a passion to do it."

The 55th and final day of his run coincides with the Davidson Dash Run for a Cure 5K / 10K on Feb. 1.

Although he might get sore from the frequent running, Richards said the fatigue is nothing to complain about.

"It's very small and minute compared to what these people have gone through," he said.

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