Jim Burns

Jim Burns, 49, of Souderton, Pa., is walking from Philadelphia to Ann Arbor to raise money for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The ChadTough Foundation. The almost-600-mile walk will take place over five weeks.

The initiative is rooted in Burns’ desire to make an impact toward a cause after he had a near-death experience in February of 2015.

“I realized that I had to find a cause.  I was given a second chance and I want to make the lives of others better,” says Burns.  “Then, I saw the story on Chad Carr.  I knew I found my cause, or causes, if you will.”

All proceeds will be split between The ChadTough Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Donors need to note “ChadOn” in the comments section during the donation process so that we may split funds accordingly. 

You can follow Burns’ journey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.