Three Friends Hit the Road Running for Charity

By: Jessica James
By: Jessica James

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Three friends. 2,000 miles. One goal.

Scott, Rhys and Rusty decided they wanted to help those in need, so they set out on a cross country run. They are making their way from Boston to Austin in hopes to raise awareness and raise money for cancer survivors, heart disease patients and wounded soldiers.

Rusty Tolliver, an Austin native, spoke with News 3 while on the road near Centerville. He says the support they've received from people along the way is what keeps them going.

"As soon as they find out what we're doing and why we're doing it, they ask if there's anything they can do to help us, and they make us feel like heros in a way," Tolliver said.

The men have made their way through nine states since their journey began on September 15th. They're crossing through the Brazos Valley for the next few days and plan on getting to the finish line in Austin on Friday.


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