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BATON ROUGE - A woman runs to thank a man who lost his life to cancer, for bringing his daughter into her life.

Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue is running in this Saturday's Baton Rouge Beach Marathon for Cancer Services as a Life Runner. She's running in memory of a man she says, brought her a blessing.

"Just yesterday she surprised me and gave me one of his numbers from the Tucson Marathon to wear on Saturday," Said Dr. Rodrigue. "Now it makes it so much more meaningful and special and I know race day it'll help keep me going to the finish line."

An avid runner, Steve Bueche lost his battle to cancer seven years ago. He's remembered, by family and friends for his strength and resilience. Dr. Rodrigue says he brought her his daughter, who is now her right hand at work and a daily inspiration. Morgan Bueche came at a time when she needed her most, just four years after Dr. Rodrigue lost her husband, to cancer.

Dr. Rodrigue is running with 8,000 runners this Saturday for the 20th Annual Baton Rouge Beach Marathon. To register go to the Marroitt Friday from 11am-7pm or sign up the day of the race. Late registration is at 6am, the marathon starts at 7am at the Milford Wampold Memorial Park on Stanford Avenue. All proceeds, go to cancer services.



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