STILLWATER, Minn. (WCCO) – A Minnesota woman completed quite a run for charity after she ran across the state to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Laurie Schneider started running at the South Dakota border nine days ago, crossed the state and reached the Wisconsin border on Sunday.
She’s not running for any particular cancer victim but knows about 15. Instead, she’s simply trying to raise money and awareness.
Although she’s run more than 20 marathons, this 200-mile journey was still more grueling than she expected. Fortunately, she had good weather most of the way and support from family members who kept pace from her support van.
“In nine days and 200 miles, I had some minor discomfort, but it’s nothing compared to what somebody who’s got a cancer diagnosis or who’s taking care of a cancer patient,” said Schneider. “What they go through is so much more than the little irritations that I had over nine days.”
“There was no doubt in my mind that when she said she was going to do this, that she could do it and she would do it,” said Richard Larson, Schneider’s father.
Even though Laurie is done with her run, she’s still taking donations on her website that you can visit by clicking here.