Thu November 1, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness Trip By Wagon
Two Miami, Oklahoma farmers are traveling through Arkansas in a horse-drawn wagon on their way to Memphis, then New Orleans, Houston and back up to their Oklahoma ranches where the trek started--and they are doing it to call attention to breast cancer. E.L. Smith says his ex-wife battled breast cancer; his partner on the trip, Chuck France, lost his wife to breast cancer. They originally intended to sleep in the propane heated wagon every night, but friendly people along the way have opened their homes to the men, and their barns to the horses. They spent Monday night at the ASU Equine Center, Tuesday night at Morgan's Arena in Trumann, and they should be driving across the Interstate 55 bridge into Memphis in a few days.
The goal of the journey is to inspire everyone who learns about their trip to contribute one dollar to the Freeman Foundation in Joplin, Missouri. KASU's Mike Doyle interviews Smith and France.