By: Lauren Fabrizi
A Lincoln man is taking part in a nation-wide adventure Saturday. Tyler Morrison will run 20 miles as part of the Million Dollar Marathon to raise cancer awareness.
The Million Dollar Marathon is a 4,000-mile relay across America that aims to raise $1,000,000 for cancer research. It started on the west coast and is making its way through Nebraska.
On Saturday morning, 22-year-old Morrison will run from Grand Island to Aurora in honor of his grandmothers and friend who have lost the battle to cancer.
"I really think that their spirit and the motivation from that is really going to push me through these 20 miles," Morrison said.
Morrison said he actually has not been training much for the marathon. He said what is most important is knowing that he will cross that 20-mile mark to raise money for cancer research.
"The fact that I can go out and run and have so many people see that it's a way to donate money," Morrison said. "Honestly, it's unbelievable."
But the Million Dollar Marathon is not the only way Morrison is involved in raising awareness. He and his father run a non-profit organization called "Caring Fuel " that helps families visit their children in special facilities.
"It's really cool that I can support so many different things and then do what I love," Morrison said.
Morrison said he hopes to raise over $5,000. If you would like to donate to Morrison and the marathon, click here.