Tonawanda Man Runs From Lake Erie to Lake Ontario for a Good Cause
You know when someone does an act of kindness, it inspires you to go out and do something for others? A guy names Vic Talarico from Tonawanda is doing just that. He is a supporter of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and he decided he was going to raise some money for the organization by going out and running....like, a lot of running.
In fact, while we were all eating and preparing for Sunday night's game (by just sitting on the couch, waiting around, and eating all day), Vic was out running over FIFTY MILES! That is 5-0! He ran all the way from Lake Erie in Buffalo to Lake Ontario in Youngstown, shore to shore. Now, keep in mind a regular marathon is 26.2 miles, so his distance is almost doubled that. You'll be happy to know he made it home in time before the Buffalo Bills beat the Steelers last night.
Since he was going to run, he figured why not try and raise some money for St. Jude at the same time. His goal of $1,500 was beaten, but if you want to support his cause and feel good about helping, here is the link to donate!
Years ago, I ran the Memphis half marathon, where they go right through the complex, and it's like the size of a small college. It was really inspiring. I want to help people and I know it's been a tough year for a lot of people, and I'm sure it's no different for St Jude. So I feel good knowing that I can try and raise money for them", according to Spectrum News.