ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Waycross man is making a unique cross-country trip to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer.
Jason Rogers rode into Albany Tuesday night on day 23 of his triathlon from Seattle to Jacksonville. He has swum, run, and biked more than 2900 miles in honor of 6-year-old Mattie Goble from Waycross who died 10 months ago from cancer. The goals of Mattie's Mission are to spread the love of Jesus, support families dealing with childhood cancer, and find a cure.
" So we're really trying to put an emphasis on Childhood Cancer that more people should give towards the research to try to find a cure and to help the families out," said Jason Rogers, Cycling for Mattie's Mission.
"I want to Thank Jason for all of his hard work, with God's strength and God's power that's the only way he's made this journey," said Rob Goble, Mattie's Father.
Rogers has about 200 miles to go and hopes to reach Jacksonville Beach Thursday evening.