Two white vans outside a hotel in Mountain Home, Ark. Saturday and Sunday indicated that the Revolution 3 Triathlon team of runners was in town. It was their 14th day on a cross country run to raise awareness about cancer in young adults when some of the team members spoke with The Bulletin.
The team tries to travel 150 miles every day, doing the running relay-style, said L.J. White of Centreville, Va.
Charlie Patten, also of Centreville, the home base of Rev3, as the triathlon-producing company is known, said the business chose to make the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults its charity partner for 2012. To show Rev3’s commitment in all their efforts this year, he planned the “Run Across America” to promote awareness of cancer in this age group.
“The young adult group with cancer, ages 18 to 40, largely is an under-served population, and they don’t have the same support as other age groups, such as children with cancer,” he said.“Every hour we’re running, eight young adults are diagnosed with cancer and four die,” Patten said. These facts from the National Cancer Institute are very motivational for the runners, he said.
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