I have a dream of walking across the entire country, West to East Coast, to raise funds for childhood cancer research. I thrive on endurance walking, but people think I'm insane when I mention this idea. Do you? I'm looking at 7 years from now that my child will hopefully be independent enough for me to take a year away to do this, but I believe others would join me along the way, and if I can coordinate sponsorships and PR ahead of time (obviously a few years from now), I think it is possible.
I have interviewed a few people who have done the trek, and no one yet has done it for this cause that I have found. One man who lost his mother to cancer walked 5000 miles (the long way) from Bellingham to Florida and raised $10,000 for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I do not intend to go the long way - 3000 miles is my goal.
I want to be able to do something that is big enough that will make a difference in a specific research project, like for example Mike Jensen's Lab
What do you all think? Anybody with me in 7 years? Nothing like planning ahead. . .