Two freshman at Washington State University on a journey from coast to coast across the United States arrived in Baker July 1.
Posted Friday, July 11, 2014
By Lori Kesinger
Two freshman at Washington State University on a journey from coast to coast across the United States arrived in Baker July 1. The path from Seattle, WA to New York City will cover a total distance of approximately 3,000 miles.
Cameron Coupe and Alexander Roman decided to make the trek not only for the adventure, but to give back to their local community through the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Their mission is an official fundraiser approved and supported by the hospital. The total sum of all donations at the end of their trip will be divided with half of the proceeds going to children and families who do not have enough money to pay for proper care, and the other half going to the Autism Center within the hospital for autism research.
Coupe and Roman left Seattle May 15 and hope to arrive in New York City in early October. They carry their gear on modified push carts and have planned to average walking 20 miles per day. The two men had several Baker people help them on their passage from Miles City to Baker and said via Facebook, “A huge thank you to everyone in the last couple of days! You have helped us out greatly!”
Their expedition experience is updated through Facebook and Twitter which are linked through their website www.walkforseattlechildrens.com.