Scott Spitz

Because We Can Run, 2015

Scott Spitz is an adventure seeker. He lives for a challenge and can endure more pain than most “normal” people can even fathom. This quality about him is not only character defining, but life-saving. Scott has lived through the trials and tribulations of a rare form of appendix cancer and powered through a number of surgeries and chemotherapy sessions. The avid runner graced the cover of Runner’s World in December 2014 because of his determination to continue running throughout his treatment period. The parent of one 8-year-old boy, Scott has maintained a positive view of life throughout it all, reminding himself, “Because I can run, I will.”

For 7 straight days starting August 23, Scott Spitz will run the length of Indiana, from top to bottom, as a symbol of strength, determination and passion for life. He will run 50 miles per day to a different city and will make one stop in each to speak to cancer groups, runners, schools and the surrounding communities about his story. He will run to fundraise for Family Reach: For families who need the help, for cancer patients who aren’t as fortunate to have a vast network of people helping to keep life obligations in check so they can focus on recovery.

Scott has put in serious work so far to prepare for his ultra-run, starting August 23. Every run has brought a different challenge to the forefront. To Scott, giving up is absolutely not an option.

We have so much more to share about this amazing Family Reach ambassador. Check our blog for posts, photos and updates on Scott’s wild, adventurous ride.

To donate to Scott’s campaign, visit his fundraising page, Because We Can Run.