Caryn Lubetsky — a Miami attorney, law professor, mother of three, nationally ranked runner, cross-country coach, two-time Ironman finisher and childhood cancer advocate — raised more than $100,000 in support of The Childhood Cancer Project during the 11th annual Keys100 ultra-marathon this month.
Lubetsky completed the 100-mile individual course, which began in Key Largo and finished in Key West, in 21 hours and 27 minutes, for third place overall.
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“It was an incredible, intense and epic day,” she said. “I have an ankle issue — it started at mile 30 — but I fought through it for my warriors!”
Lubetsky surpassed her goal of raising $1,000 per mile through corporate sponsorships and community donations. All of the money will go directly to The Childhood Cancer Project to support life-saving research.
‘It was incredible, intense and epic.’
The Childhood Cancer Project was founded by the family and friends of Joshua Segal, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2015. The organization is committed to supporting childhood cancer research and to the development of more effective and less toxic treatments.