LEVANT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- For the second year, a young girl from Levant is looking to make strides in the fight against lung cancer.
Bit by bit Jayda Bailey ran a total of 100 miles last summer. She did it on little short runs around her neighborhood to raise money for Lungevity, which is an organization sthat upports lung cancer research and treatment support for patients.
Jayda ran to honor her grandmother Edith Graves. who died from lung cancer last August before Bailey could meet her goal. This year Jayda is looking to run 101 miles. She is already up to about 22 for the summer. She says while the morning runs are tough --- she's determined to meet her goal.
"Whenever I get tired I think of what I'm doing this for," she said, "and like I think of things that make me angry...especially cancer...and things that motivate me, so that keeps me going."
This year Jayda hopes to raise another $500 for Lungevity.