Cancer survivor plans to run 4 marathons in 24 hours to raise money for dog rescue

Dan Egeler aims to raise $50,000 to help two charities dedicated to rescuing dogs and helping them recover from abuse suffered in dogfighting.
1:23 | 10/23/20

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Transcript for Cancer survivor plans to run 4 marathons in 24 hours to raise money for dog rescue
Finally tonight here, the running man. He is America strong. Tonight, 59-year-old Dan eggler from Michigan is on a mission. Stretching, lacing up his shoes, he is training to run four marathons in 24 hours this weekend. The first words out of their mouth is, you might be crazy. Dan is a cancer survior and completed his first marathon last year. He also fosters dogs with his wife, Janet. This year, with fund-raisers canceled because of the pandemic, Dan got the idea to run four marathons, about 105 miles, in 24 hours. His goal, to raise $50,000 for local nonprofits, bark nation and wagging tails dog rescue. Both of them are completely volunteer based. So, every dollar that gets donated will ultimately go to support the dogs. The teams there, grateful. We are 100% funded off the generosity of people like you who are touched by our story. All the dogs that come into our organization go directly to the homes of our fosters. You can follow Dan's progress on his website. And right here tonight -- Hi, David. Dan telling us, he's ready. I know it's crazy. Cleo thinks it's crazy, too. But you know what. We're going to have fun. Have a good night. You have a good night, too. Cleo with the cameo. And we're all rooting for you, Dan, and all of those dogsou hope to help. Good night.

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