Man Runs From Anaheim to Santa Clarita To Raise Money For Boy With Cancer

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Christopher Wilke fundraising runIn an incredible story of selfless sacrifice, An ultra-marathon runner named Roy Wiegand has just ran over 80 miles from Anaheim to Santa Clarita to raise money in honor of a 12-year-old boy from Burbank who recently passed away from cancer.

Wiegand’s own son was in the same troop as Christopher Wilke, who had a terminal form of bile duct cancer that eventually took his life. The boy’s impact on the local community really spoke to him and made him decide to take action.

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Roy Wiegand ultra marathon runWiegand decided to create a facebook fundraising event and perform an ultra-long distance 83-mile run to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer. Christopher Wilke’s baseball number was 48, and Wiegand hoped to raise at least $48,000 in his honor.

Upon reaching Santa Clarita, he presented Wilke’s family with a baseball signed the boy’s favorite major leaguer – Mike Trout, an LA Angels outfielder.

Wiegand evn pushed a stroller during the run and gave children rides along the way.

He started the run at Angel Stadium in Anaheim and ended just before 8 p.m. at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Santa Clarita location.

“I will raise as much as I can, I feel like I am the lucky one. This is an amazing opportunity.” Wiegand stated on the Facebook page.

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