Chad Schrack is a man on a mission.  What started out as a desire to walk across on America became a national event designed to help raise awareness for not one, but two worthy causes; one is to raise awareness of colon cancer, and the other is to help Americans become more aware of the horrific statistic that 22 veterans commit suicide every day.
Colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer behind pancreatic cancer, and every penny raised goes towards funding and finding a cure. In a grim twist of events, when Chad approached his boss at Federal Express seven years ago with a desire/request to do the walk, requiring four months off work, his boss was behind him, but advised Chad he would need to embrace a cause.
Shortly thereafter, this very same boss died of colon cancer. Chad embraced the cause for that reason and also due to the fact his wife is a colon cancer survivor of twelve years.
Chad is also a veteran of the Iraq war, and after one of his best friends came home after serving a second tour in the mid-east, committed suicide within a month of getting stateside. Twenty-two suicides per day is a horrendous number, and anything we can do to help lower that number should be undertaken.
Chad passed through Olney earlier this week. He plans on going though St. Louis. Down I-44 to Springfield, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, TX., Albuquerque, NM, Phoenix and on to LA. He plans on completing his walk near the end of this summer, and Olney wishes him the best of luck of success!
Chad has a Facebook page at Colon Cancer Coalition, and other links at    HTTP://committer/cancer stroll?Lang=en and https://twitter.com/cancerstroll?lang=en . Please donate to help Chad complete of walk for mercy and to help our veterans get eh support they need.