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Two Utica College students running across the country to raise money for Breast Cancer Foundation

By HILARY LANE

Two Utica College students are running across the country for a good cause.

Mike Henn of Auburn and Rob Baird of Holland Patent will travel more than 3,000 on foot from Lubec, Maine to Capetown, California all in an effort to raise $1 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

They will begin their journey on June 8 when a family member will drop them off in Maine. They will then run between 20 and 30 miles a day for four months until they reach the west coast.

Henn's uncle will follow the runners in an RV, and that is where they will sleep at night and prepare some of their food.

The men say they couldn't be happier combining the sport they love with a great cause.

"It makes people believe they can do something with their life. It's a big thing for me too, because honestly, I have never really known what I wanted to do and letting people know that if you don't know what you want to do, you will find it eventually," said Baird.

The men chose to run for breast cancer because both have family members who have suffered or are suffering from the disease.

The runners are looking for sponsors to help fund their trip and to help them reach their $1 million goal.

You can donate to their cause online at runacrossamerica.stayclassy.org

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