MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A firefighter is bicycling across the country on a 6,000 mile journey to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Chris Rupp arrived in Myrtle Beach as part of that journey on Sunday.
Rupp was inspired to raise money for the Make A Wish foundation, after he saw how the charity helped a family in his own hometown of Madison Wisconsin. "It was really special to see what Make A Wish gave them, you know, it gave them an opportunity to enjoy the time that they had left with their daughter," Rupp said. "So, it's my goal to bring that to other families who are faced with a similar situation."
And Along the way he gets to meet the children he's pedaling across the country for. "It's really rewarding to see them," Rupp continued. "And, you know we talk about super heroes in life, and people that are stronger than anything. And, it's the kids. You know, it's the kid that has leukemia that fights it everyday."
Visit his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CoastToCoastforMakeAWish.