Man running across country, raises awareness for mental illness
Jeremy Schaefer is running across the country to raise awareness for mental illness and physical fitness.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
A Vermont man is running through the Ark-La-Tex this week, braving the elements to raise money for an issue close to his heart.
Jeremy Schaefer is running across the country to raise awareness for mental illness and physical fitness. He made a stop in Bossier Tuesday to talk to KSLA News 12 about his run that he's calling "Pretty Big Run".
The run is raising money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. "The end message would be just that whatever you believe in is a possibility within means, if you just get out there and start, it just takes that, just to you know start," said Schaefer.
He started in South Carolina and won't stop until he reaches San Francisco, that's more than a 3 thousand mile run. "It's already worth it, I mean words can't really express, just in the 881 miles, of the run so far, how much, the running is really a small part of it, it's all the people you run into and meet," he said.
Schaefer pushes his belongings in a jogging stroller and only stops to eat and sleep.