Saturday, January 3, 2015

Pinion Pine Firefighter Begins 800 Mile Walk for Pancreatic Cancer

Route 66 -

On January 3, 2015, Pinion Pine firefighter Anthony Leach began his 800 mile walk, raising awareness and money to help combat pancreatic cancer.

In early December, Anthony lost a close loved one to pancreatic cancer and since has been preparing for a remarkable journey. Anthony has decided to walk Historic Route 66 from the California-Arizona border to the Texas-New Mexico border. His trip is roughly 800 miles and will be done solely on foot. His trip will take approximately 3 months to complete with a goal of averaging 25 miles per day. Anthony is an extremely athletic individual who regularly participates in ultra marathons and trail running events.

During his trip, Anthony will be promoting, an organization dedicated to the research for pancreatic cancer. He has set up a few sites for donations, listed below.

Raising Karma - 800 Miles for Pancreatic Cancer
Go Fund Me - 800 Mile Walk for Cancer
Facebook - 800 Miles for Pancreatic Cancer

Day 1 near Golden Shores, Az
Anthony's progress will be tracked by family and the Fire District via GPS and we will be giving regular updates on his progress as they come in. You can also track his journey via his Facebook page listed above. We wish Anthony a safe and enjoyable experience!

Story by Captain Ron Hood, Pinion Pine Fire District

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