JACKSONVILLE - Thousands of people are running in the 26.2 Run with Donna The National Marathon to Beat Breast Cancer on Sunday. Many of those people know someone who has breast cancer or who's life was taken by it.
Kim Ross of Jacksonville died last summer at the age of 43 from breast cancer. But for two years, while she had the disease, she and her big group of friends ran the 26.2 with Donna. Many of those friends went to school with her at Terry Parker High.
One of those friends, Shannon McGlynn, says 80 people are running in this year's race for "Team Ross" and have raised $14,000. "She was just a wonderful person. She just smiles all the time, always fun to be around. Alot of people wanted to be around her. We've kinda brought that into this race where it's just a celebration for her and of her life."
"Team Ross" will have 11 relay teams running in the race and will have a big party after the marathon. Since the team raised $14,000 that qualifies for the Wayne and Delores Weaver match of an extra $10,000. So $24,000 will be going to the Donna Foundation thanks to Team Ross.
First Coast News