Breast cancer survivor running 470 miles to New York raising money for research

The thought of driving to upstate New York sounds tedious, but there a metro Detroit cancer survivor is making that journey on foot.

"'People give you a very odd look and my family questioned me and said, 'Why do you want to do this? Are you sure this is how you want to give back to cancer?'" says Davina McNaney. "Absolutely."

McNaney is running almost 500 miles from metro Detroit to upstate New York in a 14-day solo trip. In her blog, she writes her husband will follow behind to watch over and ensure she arrives at all her destinations safely. 

"I'm celebrating the fact that I was diagnosed with breast cancer early, and they found it early," she says. "And I'm able to come back and help people in this manner."

In December 2012, just after celebrating her 40th birthday with a 40-mile run, McNaney was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

After a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, McNaney's life started anew, as a breast cancer survivor. Now for her, it's time to give back.

Her run will raise money for the breast cancer research foundation. She has already raised $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Watch Deena's report to learn more about Davina and her journey which starts Friday morning, and will end July 3.

LINK: Click here to read more about her journey and to show support

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