My husband and I met Arthur and his support team (ie: Anthony) at a gig in Rock Springs, WY. Arthur is walking from California to Maine, in order to raise awareness about breast cancer. He also just happens to be a kick-ass photographer. I was inspired by his passion for the craft, but also his guts in choosing to do this VERY BIG THING at the age of 19.
In Arthur’s own words (he’s 19 now — actually started the walk in May):
“My name is Arthur Hitchcock and I am a 18 year old photographer/student. Last month my mom, Janet Hitchcock, passed away from Stage 4 Breast Cancer, leaving me on my own at 18. My father (also a photographer) passed away when I was 2 from a lifelong heart condition. Being on my own at such a young age, has made school/work almost impossible. For years I have been planning a cross-country trip, and now I think is the time to start. I will be walking alone in the Spring from Long Beach, CA to Maine. I would like to raise money to for Breast Cancer Research. I need help with sponsorship, publicity, and everything else. I really want to make an impact, and do something no one else ever has. I hope this reaches someone who is interested in helping me, or someone who can point me in the right direction as far as raising money and awareness. Eventually I would like for my house in Long Beach to develop into a community art center in memory of my parents and to everything they have done for me.
Also, this entire journey will be documented by me, with photographs and HD video. These will be uploaded to a blog all throughout the walk. (arthurhitchcock.tumblr.com)
HELP ME RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE, AND LETS TRY TO MAKE AN IMPACT! DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED BUT NOT MANDATORY!
Also, If you could spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested. Im in need of sponsors, and good old-fashioned connections.
Tell your parents, teachers, and anyone else that might be able to help.
Thank You All.”