Missouri Man Strives For Cure One Step At A Time
COLUMBIA - After a week of walking, Robert Norton is lacing up his tennis shoes to hit the road again for another week.
Norton's 250-mile journey started in Kansas City last week in hopes that no one will ever have to experience what he went through.
"I've been practicing and preparing since June," Norton said. "I've walked many miles a day. Last week, I was doing a marathon a day."
Norton, previously from Moberly, was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma in 2010. For six months, Norton went through chemotherapy two days a month. Currently, he is in remission and works tirelessly on his goal to find a cure.
Norton's mission to help other patients inspired him to create a fundraising team for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "The Night Walk" in St. Louis. His team has participated in the walk for the past two years and raised around $13,000.
"It's been rewarding," Norton said. "I've met a lot of great people along the way."
This year, Norton is hoping to raise $10,000 by the time he completes his walk in St. Louis. Click here for more information on Norton's journey and how you can help donate.