UMaine Student Prepares to run Coast to Coast for Cancer Research

ORONO - A University of Maine student is leading a tremendous physical and emotional effort in the fight against cancer.

 

This summer, sophomore Matthew Dexter and his team of 33 college students from around the country, will run from San Francisco, California all the way to Baltimore, Maryland.

 


The 4,000 mile trek called the 4k for Cancer is expected to begin on June 15th at the Golden Gate Bridge.

 


Each member of the relay team will run up to 10 miles a day.

 


Dexter says his goal is to change at least one person's life, and the reason is simple.

 

"It's important to me because my mother passed away from cancer in 2008... I realized I wasn't alone and there's a lot of people out there who are affected by this terrible, terrible disease" said Dexter.

 

Along the way, Dexter and his teammates will visit hospitals and hand out chemo packs, which provide comfort items for patients undergoing treatment.

 

Dexter is looking to raise $5,000 for the event. To donate, click here.
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Lindsey Mills

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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