Star Wars Fan Begins 2,500-Mile Trek For Charity

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It seems as though marathons and e-mail pleas are not enough to raise money for charity these days. First, there was the British teenager who 'biked' over water, now an Australian has begun a 2,500-mile trek across the country, dressed in full Stormtrooper armor.

Melbourneresident Paul Jacob French who began his cross country trek from Perth on July 14th, plans to walk all the way to Sydney, a journey that that is expected to take about five-months If, he can maintain his planned schedule of walking 25 miles a day, for five days a week!

To get to his final destination, Mr. French will cross four states and walk through many different terrains including, the world's largest slab of limestone - The treacherous Nullarbor Plain. The virtually treeless 850-mile stretch known for its extremely hot and arid conditions, is going to be even more of a challenge for Mr. French, given his rather warm attire.

However, the Stormtrooper who is trying to raise $50,000 AUD for the Starlight Foundation, a charity that brightens the lives of ill and hospitalized children, says he is ready for the challenge and that the outfit should not be an issue, given that he has even run a marathon wearing it.

As for the choice of attire? While he is obviously a Star Wars fan, it is more to do with him being a member of a worldwide volunteer organization dubbed 501st Legion, who do all their good deeds dressed in characters from the epic movie series!

Resources: themarysue.com,everydayhero.com.au

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  • SkoopyMonday, May 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm
    sweeeeet!
    • starwars4everTuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm
      that is awesome
      • vajyxagufytyvo
        vajyxagufytyvoWednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:58 am
        best article ever :)D
        • scaredFriday, February 10, 2017 at 10:57 am
          wow cool
          • Billy bob joeMonday, February 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm
            Best artical ever
            • kylo ren rulesThursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:49 am
              I think the bad guys should win every battle
              • kylo renThursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:47 am
                star wars is the best movie ever.
                • eman500
                  eman500Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:27 am
                  Star wars rocks I love it
                  • Xt4 Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 11:55 am
                    I love Star Wars it is totally awesome!
                    • calebFriday, January 15, 2016 at 11:01 am
                      can I kiss this book