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Video: Marine vet taking part in 100-mile running challenge to help beat Alzheimer's disease

Marine veteran Chris Cantrell (left) talks with Shawn Naeve of Alburnett as they run Tuesday on a treadmill during the 48-Hour Dreadmill Challenge at the We Run store in northeast Cedar Rapids. Naeve donated money to run with Cantrell for about 15 minutes in his effort to run 100 miles to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and public awareness. Cantrell, a member of the veterans group, Team Red, White and Blue, started his quest at noon Tuesday. Information on ways to donate can be found at https://werunllc.com/48-hr-challenge. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Marine veteran Chris Cantrell (left) talks with Shawn Naeve of Alburnett as they run Tuesday on a treadmill during the 48-Hour Dreadmill Challenge at the We Run store in northeast Cedar Rapids. Naeve donated money to run with Cantrell for about 15 minutes in his effort to run 100 miles to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and public awareness. Cantrell, a member of the veterans group, Team Red, White and Blue, started his quest at noon Tuesday. Information on ways to donate can be found at https://werunllc.com/48-hr-challenge. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
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Marine veteran Chris Cantrell is running with a purpose, and, hopefully, one day, a final destination.

Cantrell is participating in the 48-Hour Dreadmill Challenge by running on a treadmill at the We Run store in Northeast Cedar Rapids.

The goal is to run at least 100 miles within the 48-hour period to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and public awareness. Cantrell is a part of a veterans group, Team Red, White, and Blue, and he started his 100-mile quest at noon on Tuesday.

More information on ways to donate can be found at https://werunllc.com/48-hr-challenge

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