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April 01, 2012

Some Volunteers Push Their Commitment to Extremes, Say Charities

Sarah Rice

Some volunteers—like Sam Fox, who spent two months running the Pacific Crest Trail to raise $170,000 for a health charity—push themselves to extremes to benefit causes close to their hearts.

Sam Fox, a 24-year-old Rhode Island native, ran the Pacific Crest Trail—more than 2,400 miles, from Canada to Mexico— in two months to raise $170,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. So many people have sought to help...

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