SU student running from Syracuse to Ithaca for Make-A-Wish

Rob Faugno

One Syracuse University student is going the distance for a good cause

Rob Faugno, the nephew of "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, left the SU campus very early Friday morning to run 54 miles in honor of his sister. It's her 18th birthday. As a child she suffered from epilepsy and had a brain tumor. Faugno is doing the run to raise awareness for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He hopes to raise $50,000 for Make-A-Wish Central New york.

His run will end when he arrives at Cornell University in Ithaca. CNY Central is covering Rob's trek, and will have an update this afternoon.