Golden state to the Lone Star state; a man is running for the cure - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/15/09

From the Golden state to the Lone Star state; one man is running for the cure

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Dustin Hucks, a Lubbock native, has taken the news of a relative's cancer and turned it into motivation to help find a cure.

After reading a book called "Born To Run" about ultra marathons, Hucks found his inspiration to start running. Hucks is currently living in Santa Barbara, California as a screenwriter. He has been pounding the pavement for 10 years.  

His aunt Debbie Yoakum has been battling cancer for four years and was recently diagnosed with stage-four lymphoma cancer, and Dustin made the decision to run for the cure.

Hucks will run from Burbank, California to Lubbock, Texas, which is 1,265 miles. He will begin this long-distance trek on August 15th, which is Dustin's 29th birthday.

He will run every day, 40 miles a day, and he expects the journey will take a month to complete. Hucks will be followed by an RV that will allow him breaks, sleep, food and to recharge his cell phone that will allow us, the followers, to keep track of him.

He will be monitored by a GPS system, and will be posting updates on his blog. Hucks will also be updating his Twitter page.

If you are interested in donating to the American Cancer Society thru his cause, or just make donations to help him and his team on this treck from California, you can visit his website; www.followtherun.org.

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