Sixth Grader Goes the Distance to Help Others 

No one said the road to success would be easy, but they failed to mention that a trip around the block would be quite so hard.”It’s sometimes a challenge when you do it first thing in the morning,” said sixth grader, Jayda Bailey.”Sometimes I do one mile in the morning and one mile at night, but sometimes I do three miles at one time and that’s exhausting.”At eleven years old, she’s covered a lot of ground.”I have 19 miles to go.”Taking on a summer goal and running with it.”I’m just running one hundred miles for lung cancer trying to raise money.”Since her last day of school, Jayda has been looking to donors for help, while relying on her family to push her to the finish line.”My grandma is dying of lung cancer and she did so much for me and I want to do something for her.”She set a goal back in June to raise five hundred dollars.”I’ve raised $760 dollars and we’re looking to go to $1,000.”Since then, she hasn’t been able to slow down.”I think that her ability to persevere through this has really inspired people,” said her mom, Jennifer Bailey.”She has a Facebook page going and there have been people from out in Washington that have a daycare that have been supporting her.”Jayda is asking for a donation of five, ten or twenty-five cents a mile.It’s a contribution that has, so far, added up to quite a bit of change.”You know, that she started out the beginning of the summer running a mile and being winded, that she built up to two miles and three miles, it blows my mind.”Because what motivates her is a cause that hasn’t been worn out.”I’m trying to think of ending lung cancer and how wonderful it will be,” said Jayda.And she’s in it for the long haul.If you would like to make a donation, you can visit her facebook page at Your text to link…Your donation will go towards the Lungevity Foundation.