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Garces Memorial assistant baseball coach runs 12 hour marathon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted at 10:33 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 01:33:43-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the assistant baseball coach for Garces Memorial High School ran a 12 hour marathon Saturday.

Jack Tobias laced up by himself at the Sam Tobias Field at Garces and ran from the early morning hours until 6:30 p.m., in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.

According to Tobias, the initiative comes on the third anniversary of his mother's breast cancer diagnosis.

Tobias has raised $11,000 so far for the Kern County Cancer Foundation.

Others are welcome to donate to the fund by visiting