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Jogs for Jill: Runs Honoring Late Cal Coxswain Net $500,000 to Combat Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 20th, 2014 |

News Headline: Jogs for Jill: Runs Honoring Late Cal Coxswain Net $500,000 to Combat Lung Cancer Date: 2/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Cal Alumni Association Author: Martin Snapp http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2014-02-20/jogs-jill-runs-honoring-late-cal-coxswain-net-500000-combat More than 1,200 runners, walkers, strollers and joggers are expected to gather next month for the fifth annual Jog For Jill, a 5-K course around UC Berkeley’s […]

How A Division 1 Athlete Dealt with Lung Cancer

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Posted by Samantha Powell on October 29th, 2013 |

News Headline: How A Division 1 Athlete Dealt with Lung Cancer Date: 10/29/2013 Outlet Full Name: She Is More  Author: http://sheismore.com/how-a-division-1-athlete-dealt-with-lung-cancer/ In my first soccer game at the age of five, it was obvious that I had some natural talent and ability. I played recreation soccer until I was 10 years old and then I was […]

“Jog for Jill” Brings Penn Rowing Teams Together

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 23rd, 2013 |

News Headline:  “Jog for Jill” Brings Penn Rowing Teams Together Date:  10/23/13 Outlet Full Name:  The Daily Pennsylvanian Author: Sam Altand http://www.thedp.com/article/2013/10/penn-rowing-jog-for-jill-feature Getting up early on weekends is a struggle for everyone, especially college athletes. But for the members of the Penn men’s lightweight and women’s crew teams, getting up on one particular Sunday was […]

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Posted by Samantha Powell on December 12th, 2012 | No comments

Friend was inspired by Cal athlete’s lung cancer battle By Brittany Harrison/ Contributing Writer What can you do with your lungs? A lot. That’s what my sister, Kelcey Harrison, set out to prove when she left New York City on July 30 to run across the country to San Francisco. She completed the journey, known […]

Kelcey Harrison completes nationwide ‘lung run’

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 11th, 2012 | No comments

Dec 11, 2012 2:19 PM ET | By Sarah Spain A couple of Saturdays ago, while you were watching college football or out buying a Christmas tree, 24-year-old Kelcey Harrison was running the last 20 miles of a 3,500-mile “jog” from Times Square to her hometown of San Francisco. Harrison, who graduated from Harvard, where […]

Running Across America on the Great Lung Run

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 21st, 2012 | No comments

By Marianne Magno Despite common misconceptions, lung cancer isn’t just a disease for smokers. One in five American women who contract lung cancer this year will be non-smokers. To raise awareness and funds for this disease, and to honor a friend who lost her battle to lung cancer at only 22, Kelcey Harrison, a 24-year-old […]

The Doctors–The Great Lung Run

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 22nd, 2012 | No comments

Harvard graduate Kelcey Harrison decided to take action after losing a friend and classmate to lung cancer. Kelcey is running from New York to San Francisco to not only raise awareness and fundraise for research efforts, but to extinguish the myth that only heavy smokers fall victim to the disease. WATCH NOW

Sports Illustrated: The Courage of Jill Costello

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 29th, 2010 | No comments

The Courage of Jill Costello Chris Ballard, November 29, 2010 After a promising junior season as a coxswain at Cal, she learned she was in the late stages of cancer. The next year was her best. Next spring the NCAA women’s crew season will begin again. On lakes and rivers across the country, fleets of […]