WIUM Local
5:34 pm
Mon June 27, 2005

Biker Using Cross-Country Trip as Fundraiser

Macomb, IL – A cross-country cyclist is pedaling from the east to the west coast on a personal mission to raise money for the American Cancer Society. David Buckley left North Carolina on Mother's day and hopes to reach Oregon by the end of August. He says he got the idea for the cross-country trip when he couldn't ride his bike in a cancer society walk-a-thon. He's collecting donations as he travels, stopping occasionally to work to raise money to help finance the trip. He spent the weekend at Macomb's Heritage Days before heading for Iowa.