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Man running 3,200 miles across country passes through Laurel

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Running from Seattle, Wash. to Daytona Beach, Fla., that's the mission for one man who wants to raise awareness.

After finding out that one of his friend's son was born with Cystic Fibrosis, Tommy Danger decided to use it as a motivation to run across the United States and raise awareness.

By running 20 - 22 miles a day, every day for the past six months, Tommy has now made it into Laurel.

Although he faces many challenges and obstacles, and has slept inside his vehicle many nights, Tommy knows nothing compares to the pain people with Cystic Fibrosis go through.

Thankful for all the support, Tommy looks forward to the next 27 days as he goes through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

"We're on a campaign called More Than Just Miles that I started September 22nd," said Tommy. "I've been running across the United States for about six months now and it's been a crazy journey. We're running for Cystic Fibrosis so the key here is to raise awareness and raise a lot of funds along this journey. I've been running every single step and I just crossed over twenty six hundred miles yesterday.

Tommy's next campaign will focus more on raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research and cure, and will begin at the end of the year. He will be climbing The Seven Summits.

For more information on Tommy and his foundation, click HERE.

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