BOSTON (CBS) – Davina McNaney is running with a purpose as she began a journey from Boston to upstate New York.

The run is for a cause close to McNaney’s heart. A Medway native, she is a breast cancer survivor.

On Friday, McNaney started her run around 7 a.m. from the Boston Harbor Hotel.

McNaney plans to run 380 miles through Vermont’s Green Mountains to her hometown just east of Rochester, New York.

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Davina McNaney stops at the Boston Marathon finish line on the way out of the city. (Image Credit: Bostrun2NY)

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, but is now cancer free.

So far, McNaney has raised over $13,000 for charity.

“It’s a challenge, I think that’s what motivates me and motivates people to donate to the cause that I’m running for,” McNaney said.

To donate, visit the Bostrun2NY website.

“She’s stubborn, she has a very string will. When she puts her mind to something, she’s going to do it,” McNaney’s husband Steven said.

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