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Friends and family run in memory of young cancer victim from Lutherville

Friends and family run in memory of young cancer victim from Lutherville

They gathered not to mourn, but to revere Claire Wagonhurst’s memory by participating in the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday.

The 59 friends and admirers of the former Notre Dame Preparatory School student from Lutherville, who died Oct. 16, 2014 from melanoma, at the age of 17, spent at least part of a beautifully mild and sunny fall morning running in her honor.

By agreeing to cover a variety of distances, from relays to marathons, the participants raised money from pledges for the Claire Marie Foundation— $33,000, according the Claire’s mother, Marianne Banister — to help fight the disease that strikes adolescents and young adults at an alarming...

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