Welcome To Our Family
About Miles 2 Give
Miles 2 Give is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Sarcoma. We raise funding for Sarcoma cancer research by completing a team run across or around countries. 2013, in our inaugural year, Founder and runner Landon Cooper, Tour Director and runner Ryan Priest and Tour Videographer and runner John McKay ran across the United States of America to raise funding for Sarcoma Cancer research. 100% of all money raised on tour goes to research. The 2013 team run started in Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA on February 14th. Traveling in a 1994 Winnebago, Landon and his 2013 road team ran for 157 days all the way to Ocean City, MD. After 157 days of sleeping on the side of the road, and running for 270 Sarcoma Warriors worldwide, the team arrived at the final destination on July 20th, 2013 in Ocean City, MD.
The 2013 USA tour was proudly partnered with the Sarcoma Foundation of America. The 2013 Tour Sarcoma Cancer research money raised has created a research grant that will be awarded in April 2014. Sarcoma Foundation of America will award this grant to the most proven Sarcoma Cancer researchers across the nation in an effort to find a cure and better patient therapies for Sarcoma Cancer.
Pursuit To Give & Inspire
Landon, Ryan and John shot countless footage across the country to create a tour documentary. The goal of this documentary is to continue raising awareness of the least known and least funded Cancer there is. The simple design of Miles 2 Give is to keep everyone inspired until there is a cure for Cancer.
Exciting News! Pearl Jam is lending music to the documentary. “Rear View Mirror” & “Go” will be featured in the film. Thank you Pearl Jam for believing in Miles 2 Give.
Kenny Mayne of ESPN is narrating our Documentary. Kenny has a been a huge supporter and fan of M2G since the start of our inaugural tour. The documentary trailer has already created a buzz in interested Film Festivals.
The film is scheduled to be released in March 2014. This film is brought to you by Miles 2 Give sponsor, Hoka One One.
Sarcoma And Finding A Cure
Sarcoma is a cancer of the connective tissue (i.e., bones, muscles, fat, nerves, and tendons) that affects approximately 12,000 Americans each year. In adults, sarcoma represents one percent of all newly diagnosed cancers. It is more prevalent among young adults and children, accounting for about 15% of all pediatric cancers.
With early detection and aggressive treatment these cancers can be cured in 60-70% of patients. The survival data over the last 20 plus years has been very stagnant and new methods of treatment are needed to increase patient survival rates. Research is the only way to find new treatments and test their effectiveness in battling these rare tumors.
Medical research is time consuming and costly and funding for sarcoma research is hard to come by. Because only a small number of people are affected it is not exactly a national health problem and government backed sarcoma research grants are minimal. As the genetic basis to these tumors is uncovered it offers hope for those afflicted that more targeted treatments will be developed through ongoing research. Most funding comes from sarcoma or cancer support organizations and fundraising efforts like ours. Help support our mission and considering giving to help find a cure.
Would You Like To Be A Part Of Our Team?
Would you like to be a part of the Pursuit To Give & Inspire?. The Pursuit To Give & Inspire is our foundations approach to finding a cure for Sarcoma Cancer. Please email M2G Online Director Ryan Bonhardt to submit your interest in being a part of our team.
A Note From Landon
Miles 2 Give would like to welcome our 2014 runners to this year’s pursuit to give & inspire. Everett Smith, 53, from Redlands, California is coming on as Tour Chef & Runner. Mary Flinders, 23, from Salt Lake City, Utah is coming on as Tour Videographer & Runner. Naeha Breeland, 29, from Sebastopol, California is coming on as Fundraising & Events Coordinator & Runner.
I salute Ryan Priest & John McKay for joining the 3,187 mile journey across the USA last year for sarcoma cancer research. They will forever be brothers to me & many families worldwide. Thank you Ryan & John for your devoted efforts to heighten needed research funding & your contributions in inspiration to all who followed the inaugural tour.
I invite all of you to be there for the kickoff of this year’s running tour in Times Square, New York City on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30 AM.
This year we journey to run 10,000 miles AROUND the USA counter clockwise on the permitter in efforts to raise $500,000 in partnership with Huntsman Cancer Institute. The 2014 tour will conclude 8 months later back in Times Square, New York City.
I hope to see you on tour.