Tommy Danger is off on a new adventure for a cause that’s felt a bit close to home. Rather than raise support for orphanages and schools in developing countries this time, Tommy is running across the United States to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. His running journey just commenced three days ago in Seattle, Washington.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). Tommy’s good friend’s son, Ethan, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis a few years ago. Living in a country that does not give government support to those who suffer from the disease, many depend on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help when it is needed the most. Upon seeing the difficulty Ethan has just being an average kid, Tommy felt inspired to do something.
Tommy will run from Seattle to Daytona Beach averaging about 15 miles a day for the next 7 months. If you would like to follow Tommy on his journey, he has a Facebook and Twitter page, and is doing daily videos on Youtube. He is also an active Couchsurfer and if you are located in the path Tommy is taking, you can host him for a night or sponsor him for a meal. You can find out more about the project on the official website, More Than Just Miles.
Looking for more ways to help with this cause? You can donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here.