Man walks from state to state for Cancer Research
As he meets different people throughout his life’s journeys who’ve faced cancer, he’s elected to serve them in search for a cause that’s uplifting.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - To begin the New Year, a Local Man says he is walking into 2021 the same way he left 2020, walking state to state searching for ways to cure cancer.
“If I hear that somebody needs help and I know I can walk for them, and raise awareness to help them. Then I feel I’m being selfish if I don’t. So that is why I keep on going, plus it’s keeping me in shape at my old age,” Local Resident, Jim Hickey said.
On New Year’s Day, Hickey and a convoy set to walk from Cheyenne’s Capitol to Denver’s Capitol. Tim Hickey says he’s been walking across state lines for several years.
As he meets different people throughout his life’s journeys who’ve faced cancer, he’s elected to serve them and in search for a cause that’s uplifting.
Hickey said after losing his father to colon cancer and watching his brother overcome the odds of the same disease, it only felt right getting out and waling with a purpose.
“I was working as a flagger on a construction site and my boss told me about a friend of his named Justin who was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, and I just thought since I’m here, over 800 miles and I wanted to do a walk eventually so I said hey why not walk from Cheyenne to Denver for Justin.”
Hickey concluded telling Wyoming News Now, he’s logged over 16 million steps during his walks for cancer.
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