Man travels by tractor to raise awareness about brain cancer - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Man travels by tractor to raise awareness about brain cancer

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/

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Insurance Commissioner's new app will help find unclaimed life insurance benefits

    Insurance Commissioner's new app will help find unclaimed life insurance benefits

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:14:28 GMT
    Source WALBSource WALB

     Deputy State insurance commissioner Jay Florence said many life insurance policies go unclaimed because the policy holder moves and fails to notify the insurance company, or the beneficiary doesn't know the policy exists.

    More >>

     Deputy State insurance commissioner Jay Florence said many life insurance policies go unclaimed because the policy holder moves and fails to notify the insurance company, or the beneficiary doesn't know the policy exists.

    More >>
  • Commissioners say Lee County hospital project 'right on track'

    Commissioners say Lee County hospital project 'right on track'

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:42:29 GMT
    Source WALBSource WALB

    Lee County commissioner Billy Mathis says he is confident the proposed hospital is on track to be open in about 2 years, and that it's building costs will have no impact on taxpayers.   

    More >>

    Lee County commissioner Billy Mathis says he is confident the proposed hospital is on track to be open in about 2 years, and that it's building costs will have no impact on taxpayers.   

    More >>
  • Thomas University opens center for veterans

    Thomas University opens center for veterans

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:37:55 GMT

    Military Veterans in South Georgia now have a new place to go get college and career help. Thomas University opened it's Veterans Services and Career Transition center this week. 

    More >>

    Military Veterans in South Georgia now have a new place to go get college and career help. Thomas University opened it's Veterans Services and Career Transition center this week. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly