At LA Cancer Challenge, costumed runners take on disease at full speed ahead

LOS ANGELES — It’s an annual Halloween tradition in Los Angeles, as dressed up runners hit the pavement for the 29th Annual LA Cancer Challenge. As Steve Angeles tells us, under the masks, some of the participants are running for themselves. Superheroes, zombies and other characters joined forces to take on pancreatic cancer, a deadly disease affecting as many as 50,000 Americans, killing over 80 percent in its first year.

In the past 20 years, the efforts of runners and volunteers have proven to be heroic: the $7 million raised by the LA Cancer Challenge has helped push research on prevention and cures full speed ahead.


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