Dean Troutman began his stroll 11 days in the past, stopping in Goodland, Indiana on Wednesday. He will likely be strolling by means of 16 states together with Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri.
“If these outdated legs will maintain up and the donations proceed pouring into St. Jude, I will proceed this circle by means of 16 states and I will return again residence subsequent July or August,” mentioned Troutman.
Troutman mentioned he has a excessive donation purpose of $1 million. To date, he is raised about $16,000.
In his first few days of strolling, Troutman has encountered supporters, like Diane Brinkman.
“It is superb,” Brinkman mentioned. “I do not know that at my age I might try this, however I give him a lot kudos as a result of it is fairly a feat particularly at 90.”
This is not Troutman’s first stroll, however it’s his longest and his final. In 2014, he walked 700 miles round Illinois to boost cash for Troutman Park, in reminiscence of his late spouse. He raised $70,000 to construct a playground for his group.
The following yr, Troutman raised $10,000 for the St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital in Memphis. Troutman walked from Princeville, Illinois to Memphis, Tennessee.
To date, Troutman has walked about 150 miles. He mentioned he’ll proceed to stroll so long as he can till he hits his donation purpose.
“If the donations hold pouring in and my legs maintain up, I will proceed strolling,” he mentioned.
To donate to Troutman’s trigger, you may go to https://troutmantrek.com/ or mail donations to St. Jude at:
St. Jude Problem
Troutman Trek 4
Attn: Alex Fountain
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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