Edison woman to run across US to raise funds for cancer research

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A college student from Edison is spending her summer by running across the country.

Vaishali Ravikumar will be part of a relay team going coast-to-coast benefiting the Ulman Cancer Fund.

The run will go from San Francisco to Boston over seven weeks, and Ravikumar will run up to 16 miles at a time with stops at cancer centers along the way.

Ultimately, the goal of the run is raise $4,000 and run 4,000 miles.

Ravikumar has been running her entire life -- she was on the track team at JP Stevens High School and frequently practices in college.

She says that the run is a bucket list item that she wants to check off before she starts medical school next year.

Anyone who wishes to help donate to Ravikumar's cause can do so by going to her website

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