Reporter - Danielle Lerner

Mar 5, 2012 1:04 PM by Danielle Lerner

Six guys and a goat raising money for cancer research

TUCSON - Six guys and a goat. No, that is not the name of a new sitcom, it is how one group is raising money for cancer research one step at a time. They left Mesa 10 days ago, walking all the way to Chicago, and while they admit what they are doing is a little crazy they say it is all to support a great cause.

Four-month-old Wrigley is the star of this 2,000-mile trek. He even rides in his own cart when he gets too tired on the road. The group of six is hoping Wrigley's journey can help crack the "Curse of the Billy Goat" for their beloved Chicago Cubs baseball team, all while raising money for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

That curse was supposedly placed on the Cubs back in 1945 and has kept the team from winning a World Series at Wrigley Field ever since.

"It's a little more about cancer research but that is a whacky hook to draw people in," said Matt Gregory, a walker from Oregon who lost his mother to cancer.

So far it seems to be working. They are collecting close to $150 a day in donations. The group walks about 20 miles each day and hopes to reach Chicago in the next 80 days. It is a cause close to their hearts, many have been touched by cancer in their own lives.

"We had Matt's mother, K.T. Is actually doing the walk for a little girl up in Marcellus, Michigan named Paxton," said P.J. Fisher, a walker from Prescott.

You can follow their journey or help support their cause by clicking here.


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