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What can you do with your lungs? Kelcey Harrison will use hers to run across the width of America for a charity close to her heart.

On July 29, Kelcey set off from Times Square in New York City on a 3,500-mile trip to San Francisco. She will be running on average 30 miles a day in memory of her close childhood friend Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer almost two years ago.

Jill—a 21-year-old student-athlete and non-smoker—was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in June 2009. Despite the cancer and the months of treatment that followed, Jill graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and she led the Golden Bears' women’s varsity rowing team to gold at the PAC-10 championships and silver at the NCAA championships.

Jill lost her battle with lung cancer one month later, but her fight—and legacy—has not been forgotten.

Her story was chronicled in the Nov. 29, 2010, issue of Sports Illustrated in an article titled "The Courage of Ji...

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