La Conner native raising funds to cure blood cancer


April 26, 2022

LOCAL HERO - La Conner native Morgan Harlan donates her stem cells in Seattle for a leukemia patient through the program “Be The Match.” She is raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. -Photo Courtesy Sara Harlan

There are few things more grueling than running a marathon.

One of those is battling cancer.

A La Conner native knows all about the former, having previously run the Denver Colfax Marathon. Now she’s helping bring greater awareness to the latter by raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as she trains for the Chicago Marathon in October.

Morgan Harlan, a 2020 Baylor University grad now teaching kindergarten in Denver, is hoping to raise $4,000 for LLS by running the urban Chicago course with two friends this fall. The Chicago Marathon is typically viewed by more than a million specta...

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