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MEDIA RELEASE – MAY 26, 2017

JOHNSON CITY MAN TO WALK ACROSS TENNESSEE TO RAISE MONEY FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

(Johnson City, TN) –It’s not something you hear every day, “I think I’ll walk across Tennessee.” But that’s just what one Johnson City man will attempt to do this summer. And he’ll be doing it for a good cause.

Eric Latham has been organizing walks and hikes for good causes since 2005 and, ever since he and his wife Kat moved to Johnson City in 2011, he has wanted to walk across Tennessee.

This year, Eric is finally getting his chance. On August 26th (also his 36th birthday), he will begin his journey from Mountain City and should arrive in Memphis about five weeks later on October 1st.

The Latham’s chose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the walk’s beneficiary because the Foundation helps children and the Latham’s are the parents of two daughters, 5 and 3.

The goal is to raise $10,000 through the walk fundraising page. Donations will go directly and securely to St. Jude.

Eric will be updating the walk website, walkacrosstennessee.org, with photos, videos, and blog posts.

For more information, please contact Kat Latham at (540) 327-8968 or katbronsonlatham@gmail.com.

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Eric’s Daily Walking Schedule 

Day 1: August 26, 2017 Walk from Mountain City to Shady Valley 11 miles

Day 2: August 27, 2017 Walk from Shady Valley to Bristol 21 miles

Day 3: August 28, 2017 Walk from Bristol to Kingsport 22 miles

Day 4: August 29, 2017 Walk from Kingsport to Johnson City 20 miles

Day 5: August 30, 2017 Walk from Johnson City to Jonesborough 8 miles

Day 6: August 31, 2017 Walk from Jonesborough to Greeneville 24 miles

Day 7: September 1, 2017 Walk from Greeneville to Newport 26 miles

Day 8: September 2, 2017 Walk from Newport to Sevierville 24 miles

Day 9: September 3, 2017 Walk from Sevierville to Knoxville 25 miles

Day 10: September 4, 2017 Rest Day

Day 11: September 5, 2017 Walk from Knoxville to Farragut 17 miles

Day 12: September 6, 2017 Walk from Farragut to Kingston 21 miles

Day 13: September 7, 2017 Walk from Kingston to Rockwood 11 miles

Day 14: September 8, 2017 Walk from Rockwood to Crossville 26 miles

Day 15: September 9, 2017 Walk from Crossville to Sparta 27 miles

Day 16: September 10, 2017 Walk from Sparta to Rock Island 14 miles

Day 17: September 11, 2017 Walk from Rock Island to McMinnville 13 miles

Day 18: September 12, 2017 Walk from McMinnville to Woodbury 21 miles

Day 19: September 13, 2017 Walk from Woodbury to Mufreesboro 19 miles

Day 20: September 14, 2017 Walk from Mufreesboro to Smyrna 12 miles

Day 21: September 15, 2017 Walk from Smyrna to Nashville 20 miles

Day 22: September 16, 2017 Rest Day

Day 23: September 17, 2017 Rest Day

Day 24: September 18, 2017 Walk from Nashville to Fairview 24 miles

Day 25: September 19, 2017 Walk from Fairview to Dickson 18 miles

Day 26: September 20, 2017 Walk from Dickson to Waverly 24 miles

Day 27: September 21, 2017 Walk from Waverly to New Johnsonville 13 miles

Day 28: September 22, 2017 Walk from New Johnsonville to Bruceton 18 miles

Day 29: September 23, 2017 Walk from Bruceton to Huntingdon 11 miles

Day 30: September 24, 2017 Walk from Huntingdon to McLemoresville 10 miles

Day 31: September 25, 2017 Walk from McLemoresville to Milan 13 miles

Day 32: September 26, 2017 Walk from Milan to Humboldt 12 miles

Day 33: September 27, 2017 Walk from Humboldt to Brownsville 26 miles

Day 34: September 28, 2017 Walk from Brownsville to Somerville 26 miles

Day 35: September 29, 2017 Walk from Somerville to Oakland 10 miles

Day 36: September 30, 2017 Walk from Oakland to Bartlett 21 miles

Day 37: October 1, 2017 Walk from Bartlett to Memphis 13 miles