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Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time

John Nikas is driving a 1953 Austin-Healy 100 coast to coast to raise money for cancer research.

John Nikas is driving a 1953 Austin-Healy 100 coast-to-coast and back in an effort to raise funds and awareness for cancer charities. Nikas is a sports car enthusiast and racer as well as member of the Southern California Austin-Healey car club. The AH 100 was donated to the club by member Mike Newsome, who was just diagnosed with cancer. He has already begun his 5,800 mile trek and left from Irvine, California. He is carrying markers on his journey so that supporters can write the names of loved ones who have been affected by cancer.

Regarding the drive, Nikas said: "It's a perfect metaphor for people living with cancer. If this car can even make this attempt, and actually make it, it says a lot." He will turn around in Charleston, South Carolina and head back to Irvine. John Nikas stands up at 6ft 3in and weighs only 100lbs. He is a cancer survivor and you can follow his Drive Away Cancer campaign on Facebook.

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