Walking cross-country for a cause

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by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 9 at 9:14 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A woman is walking across the country to raise money for children with serious illnesses.

Stacie Eichinger started her walk in Ocean Shores, Washington and passed through Spokane on Sunday.

"Probably just get to the Idaho border and call it good. That will be 20 miles," Eichinger said.

Her ultimate goal is to finish up in Savannah, Georgia by January. The total distance will be about 3,800 miles in eight months.

"My goal is 100 miles a week," Eichinger said. "I haven't had a single blister which is pretty phenomenal. And I'll go through seven pairs of shoes when I'm done."

Eichinger is walking for a group called Beads of Courage. It is an arts and medicine program for kids battling serious illness.

"There's poke beads, hairless beads, chemo, clinic. . . . So these kids have a way to express themselves and express their stories," Eichinger said. "I'm excited to see what this trip brings, but I'm ready to get home."

She raised about $7,000 so far. You can also visit her Walk 4 Courage Facebook page.

You can also visit her facebook page to check her progress.

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