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Running a marathon is an incredible feat, but imagine doing it every day for 17 straight days.
People who know Mike Sheehy from Carlsbad said he's not crazy, he's just inspired.
“Our goal along the way is to create awareness and show some love to some families and doctors out there,” Sheehy said.
He's running from San Diego to Phoenix for a good friend who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. He will be covering about 40 miles a day. Sheehy and his support team took off from "Cancer Survivors Park" in downtown on Friday morning and they will be stopping at hospitals along the way to show their support.
“Our run only lasts 17 days, but on the 18th day, the families, the doctors and nurses have to get up and continue the fight against cancer,” Sheehy said.
So far, the team has raised $25,000 for the "Leukemia and Lymphoma Society." The team will finish the 500-mile trek on January 17th by running in the Phoenix "Rock n' Roll Marathon.
Donations can be made through the team’s Web site and Sheehy wanted to make sure that people knew that every dollar helps.
“Any one of the dollars we raise could be that dollar that encourages that doctor or that scientist to stay that extra hour to find a cure.”