Local resident walking 70km to raise funds for Wounded Warriors
Local resident Steve Kiser plans to celebrate his 70th birthday by walking 70km on August 24-25 on the Bagwell-Settle Track at Charleston Southern University.
Kiser, a disabled Navy submarine vet, hopes to raise $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit which helps wounded servicemen and women. Kiser said, “As a totally disabled veteran, I understand some of the issues faced by Wounded Warriors and decided upon the 70km (43.9 mile) walk on my 70th birthday to show support for America’s Heroes, by doing my little part to bring awareness to and raise money to support the Wounded Warrior Project.”
This isn’t the first time he has run on CSU’s track to raise funds for others. In the early 1980s, he ran his first 24-hour race to raise money for the March of Dimes.
The event begins at 8 p.m. on August 24 and concludes at 8 a.m. on August 25. Kiser is looking for sponsors for his walk and also for anyone interested in walking along with him to raise funds. To learn more about the project and about donation information, click here.