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Well this is an inspiring story of a daughter's love before Father's Day after seeing her dad -- his battle with pancreatic cancer she want to do something big to fight back against the disease.
Hoping to raise money and awareness this woman decided to run 52 marathons.
In 52 weeks.
Point four miles later she completed her incredible goal.
Charlie Weis is here with me this morning to share her story while not having mentally purchased during yet and so awe inspiring.
You lost your father so quickly.
And pancreatic cancer is such a horrible killer -- you want to do something to change.
That's -- and it's.
When my father passed away I was just devastated and I looked more into this disease and found that pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading 'cause of cancer death thing United States.
Estimated to go to the sec can't if they don't have a cure by 2015.
So I knew I had to do something and so I -- -- should be centered around eleven -- my father.
And my passion -- running so I set out on this journey to raise one million dollars for the pancreatic cancer action network in my website marathon got a -- -- And to daily raised nearly 200000 dollars -- -- great.
-- that's amazing you from a lot of miles in the past year you started in Rome.
That's where you're wearing the medal around your neck there's a movie now that's based on your journey and others journeys you did a marathon every week to me how did you do that physically.
Well it -- -- exhausting get exhilarating not only let me just running marathons NASA had a nine to five job that I had to fight back here and get to work every Monday morning at 9 o'clock so.
It was a lot that somehow.
You know the I -- like I had angels with me and I wasn't just running it wasn't for me this was about every one I was running for what started out as a tribute to my father.
Embrace the hope -- -- cancer community I would run for -- I would run with survivors and you know we just did an amazing thing I'm so grateful where can people see this movie.
Thank you for asking the spirit of the marathon is coming out on Wednesday June 12.
7 PM for one night only got to -- fathom events -- comments playing at.
650 theaters nationwide I think -- 25 -- is here in New York.
So it's a very beautiful movie that says the history.
Of not only the marathons but the back stories of seven featured runners and I'm so grateful that I'm one of the runners.
In -- -- I know your father is somewhere looking down on you and saying while when an incredible feet yeah thank you so much to his daughter.
For doing something for what he died from being what it Wendy's story Charlie Weis continued success thank you so much I appreciate it.
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