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Ashland man walks across the country to raise money for colorectal cancer

Posted: 11:58 AM, Aug 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 17:32:31-04
Ashland man walks across country for cancer
Ashland man walks across country for cancer

A veteran from Ashland committed to walking 22 miles a day across the country to raise money for colorectal cancer and awareness about the veteran suicide rate. On Sunday, he completed the journey in Venice Beach, Calif.

Chad Schrack began his "Cancer Stroll" on May 6, his 50th birthday, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The main purpose of the walk was to raise money for colon cancer, of which his wife is a survivor. Supporters were encouraged to give donations as he strolled across the country.

Schrack walked 22 miles a day to symbolize the 22 veterans who commit suicide a day.

Schrack kept track of his journey on Facebook. He walked with friends along the way and met new people who helped him on his journey. In one instance, Schrack said there was a mix up with the hotel he was supposed to stay at one night, and two women came to his rescue and helped him find a place to stay.

Some days, Schrack would post videos and walk in honor of people who have battled colorectal cancer.

On Aug.15, Schrack posted an update on Facebook. As of day 101 on his journey, Schrack had walked 2,412 miles through 11 states in eight pairs of shoes.

What a journey and a commitment!