Four months and over 5700 kilometres across Canada to raise $100 million is the goal this summer for Jimmy Lefebvre and his family.
The Valleyview man, along with his mother, wife and three kids, is walking from Grande Prairie to Prince Edward Island to raise money for his cancer charity, the Lefebvre Foundation in memory of his father Simon, who died of lung cancer in 2016.
Lefebvre made a stop in Whitecourt Sunday and Monday and talked about the journey.
Lefebvre made the decision to do the walk last fall after tossing the idea around for almost a year. He spent the winter months training before starting the Can-Survive-Walk on May 1st. He hopes to be in PEI by August 31st, on what would be his father’s 72nd birthday.
The walk will take him through Edmonton, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, down through Ontario, Quebec, and out to the Maritimes.
Lefebvre says the journey will be one of a lifetime for his whole family.
His Lefebvre Foundation works to fund programs and initiatives which raise awareness, provide education and fund treatment for those affected by cancer.
In just the first week of his walk, Lefebvre has raised $5,660 of his $100 million goal.
For more information on the Lefebvre Foundation and how to donate to their cause, their facebook page is The L Foundation.