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KCRG features student raising money for cancer research

Jacob Fields can’t stop running, at least not until he’s made his goal of raising $1,000 for cancer research by running 1,000 miles. The Cornell College senior was featured on KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids for his dedication.

Jacob Fields is running to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Jacob Fields is running to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The TV station interviewed Fields as he made his daily run—he’s averaging more than 25 miles each day—and talked with him about his fundraising. Fields mother and grandmother were both diagnosed with different types of cancer, which is part of the reason he’s running so much.

He’ll be running until April 26, when Cornell’s Relay for Life kicks off.