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      Lansing-area man to run 50 miles on Christmas for boy

      Josiah Lake was diagnosed with the disease in December 2009 when he was 7.
      DeWITT, Mich. (AP) - A mid-Michigan man plans to run at least 50 miles on Christmas to raise money for an 11-year-old boy with leukemia. Josiah Lake was diagnosed with the disease in December 2009 when he was 7. Last month, the family was told the Eaton Rapids fifth-grader had a relapse. Kurt Lake tells the Lansing State Journal his son faces another round of chemotherapy before having bone marrow transplant surgery either next month or in February. Jason Evans is a friend of the Lake family. He says he hopes the money he raises will help the family defray some of the surgery-related costs not covered by insurance. Evans plans to start his run about 6 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Park in his hometown of DeWitt. He's still accepting pledges and donations.(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)