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Man travels by tractor to raise awareness about brain cancer

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A Florida man is driving his tractor across the country to raise awareness about brain cancer.

Darren Hayes made a stop in Albany Saturday.  He's driving a 1952 John Deere tractor from Florida to Michigan to raise money for his best friend, Matt Tassillo, who has two inoperable brain tumors.   Hayes says his best friend's daughter, also had a brain tumor, and recently passed away.

"She has just passed away about a year ago due to the same illness. We wanted to do a benefit for him and he requested that any benefit all the money went to Riley's Children's home and the Ronald McDonald house to kind of pay them back for what they did for helping him and his family while they were going through their tough time," said Hayes.

He says his next stop is Columbus.  Hayes also plans to auction the tractor at the end of his trip.

You can track his journey on his website, http://www.trackthetractor.com/

 

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