Six guys and a goat hike from Mesa, Arizona to Chicago to crack the curse of the goat for the Cubs and raise a bunch of money for cancer research. Many of the hikers have had their lives effected by cancer.
The Walk Gang
Matt Gregory-- I'm 32 and born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Seeing how Cub great, Ryne Sandberg was from Washington State, I fell in love with the Cubs and bought my first jersey at age 12. I like doing long hikes for good causes. I've done a 5,000 mile solo hike from Bellingham, WA to Key West, FL raising donations for cancer research in memory of my mother, who had 43 passed on because of cancer. In 2010, I also did a 200 mile hike with a goat to fight cancer. Go CUBS!
Kyle Townsend -- I am 28 years old and the youngest of three sons. I have spent the last five summers working in Denali where all of us met. I spend the winter’s substitute teaching and coaching where I grew up in Michigan. I have been a cubs fan my whole life. I grew up watching the games being called by Harry Caray and players like Sandberg, Dawson, Grace, Dunston, and Maddux. I am going on this walk to raise money for something dear to my life. Go Cubs Go!
Austin Roberts --I grew up in a little town in Southwest Washington, called Elma, Washington. I became a Cubs fan when my brother gave me a stack of baseball cards with Ryne Sanberg in it. I looked it up in the becket monthly and it was 45 cents. I was stoked to have my first baseball card that was worth something. Later on that day I saw him hit a homerun on t.v. Finally hearing about the mystries of the "Curse of the Goat" and rasing money for a good cause has inspired me to be a part of this adventure.
Blake Ferrell -- 30, lives in Alaska via Michigan, Been a cubs fan my whole life, favorite player, andre dawson, doing the walk to help out a great cause that is important to me, as well as getting the cubbies to the series, Go cubs
Patrick (PJ) Fisher -- I grew up in Prescott, Arizona and to be honest with you, I grew up a Diamondsback fan, but up in Alaska I met these crazy Cubs fans and after a one-pitch softball tourney in Talkeetna, Alaska where the idea of the hike and attempting to crack the curse inspired me. They have slowly pushed me toward Cubs fandom.
Phillip Aldrich -- 26, Memphis, TN Born a Cubs fan because of the pops. Sister had Aplaotic-Amenia, a form of Leukemia when she was a kid. Thankfully, it went into remission after a bone-marrow transplant. Spent a lot of time at St. Jude's Children Hospital as a child. Huge Cubs fan and I'm looking forard to the chance to raise money for a great cause. GO CUBS!