Who Is Eric Latham?
Eric M. Latham is a lover of long walks for good causes.
In 2005, he walked across America, from Nags Head, North Carolina to San Francisco, to increase awareness of cancer research and raise money for research. By the time he reached San Francisco, he had walked 3,591 miles over 206 days, and raised more than $21,000 for cancer research.
Since then, he has organized several more walks and wrote two books. The first, Take Steps with a Purpose, is about his walk across America. The second, Entitled to a Nation, is based on a single question Eric posed to thousands of Americans: What do you think the most important issue is facing America?
Eric and his wife Kat moved to Johnson City, Tennessee in 2011 to start a company called Intellectual Property Executives (IPE). Its mission is to develop health-related technologies. Since then, they founded a second company called New River Naturals, which manufactures and wholesales vitamins and supplements across the U.S. And, in 2014, Eric and Kat founded Johnson City Brewing Company.
Since moving to Tennessee in 2011, Eric has always wanted to walk across the Volunteer State. Beginning August 26, 2017, he will attempt to do so, from Mountain City to Memphis, to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This walk is scheduled to conclude on October 1, 2017.
Eric and Kat have two daughters, who are five and three years old.
Please consider donating to St. Jude and walking with Eric, even for a mile or two!
Take Steps with a Purpose
About the Book
In the greatest journey of his life, Eric Latham literally walked across the United States for cancer research. Along the way, he met thousands of people who shared their amazing stories with him. Now, he’s sharing those stories with the world. Take Steps with a Purpose is an inspirational story about tragedy and triumph, about life and death, about hope, courage, and strength. But most of all, it’s a story about people and how they’re affected by cancer. Full-color photos and nearly 200 pages detail the faces of America. Take Steps with a Purpose records each challenging step Eric took to fight for a cause that he believes in.