Georgia Man Running Across America To Raise Awareness About Deadly Disease
A Georgia man running across the country for Alzheimer's Disease made a stop in Macon on Saturday.
62-year-old Jack Fussell stopped in at the Golden Corral at Eisenhower Crossing to eat lunch with the Central Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Fussell is running "Across the Land" in about 8 months to raise more than $250,000 for the Georgia Chapter. He's been training for this run for ten years and started his journey two weeks ago in Savannah. He plans to visit Alzheimer's offices in 32 towns on his run in order to bring awareness to the disease.
"I think you have to come to a point in your life where you have to start giving back as much as you can to everybody,” Fussell said. “It's cool to me to go to Alzheimer’s places (and) things like this to keep encouraging people and I'm finding out that maybe that I'm the one that's getting the encouragement."
Fussell's father died from Alzheimer’s in 2000. Fussell will be blogging about his trip every day. To follow his journeys go to http://acrosstheland2013.com/