2 veterans walking across the U.S. to raise funds for cancer research

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two combat veterans hit the pavement in Myrtle Beach Monday morning for a cross-country walk, hoping to money for cancer research.

"Ruck for a Cure" is literally "cross-country" – the pair will march a grueling 3,000 mile walk from Myrtle Beach to San Francisco over the next six to nine months, hoping to raise $50,000 for cancer research.

Wayne Whitbeck and James Allred are no strangers to cancer. Whitbeck's father lost his battle to cancer in 2012 and Allred's mother is currently fighting the disease.

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