Brandon Perry found out in October of 2010 that his grandfather had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Then, on November 4, he woke up with an idea to walk across America to inspire people and raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
On Sunday, Brandon began his trek across the country. He met with supporters on Fountain Square, who sent him off on his journey.
Brandon will travel from Cincinnati to Santa Monica, California. Money raised from the journey will work to ensure that cancer patients are provided essential programs and services, in addition to funding cancer research.
For more information on Brandon's journey, visit his website www.trekforthecause.com