EMT to run 108 miles for pancreatic cancer

An EMT is about to begin a 108-mile run to raise awareness about the disease that took the life of her mother. Morgan Medwin is running 108 miles because 108 people die each day from pancreatic cancer.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2014, 4:21 AM

Updated 3,482 days ago

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EMT to run 108 miles for pancreatic cancer
An EMT is about to begin a 108-mile run to raise awareness about the disease that took the life of her mother.
Morgan Medwin is running 108 miles because 108 people die each day from pancreatic cancer. Her mother, Delia McDermott, died of the disease in 2010.
"Since she was such a huge component of my life, I wanted to do something that was really extraordinary for her," says Medwin.
Her goal is to raise money and awareness for North Shore-LIJ's Hospice Care Network.
"Hospice was there for myself and my family during that time and it's the least that I can do to show my gratitude to them," she says.
Medwin's run kicks off at 1 a.m. Saturday at Southside Hospital. Her route will hit most of LIJ's hospitals and end in Jericho.


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