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Dal Hits the Red Cross Road
Wednesday, 26 February 2014

February 26-- For the third year in a row WTOC TV11 Bureau Chief Dal Cannady is walking to raise awareness of the mission of the American Red Cross.  In total he will walk 97 miles across Southeast Georgia in celebration of the 97 years that Red Cross volunteers have been delivering services in Southeast and Coastal Georgia. 

ImageAlong his walk he will accept donations from caring community businesses, municipalities and residents. In the true spirit of neighbors helping neighbors these donations will place resources in the hands of volunteers who lend their hearts and hands when disaster strikes.

Along the way he will stop by local restaurants to share Red Cross stories, receive hugs and wait a few tables for more donations. His walk will average 13 miles per day over 7 days.

Dal kicked off the event with a fundraiser at Harry’s Barbeque in Claxton last night and started his  Hero Walk this morning at 9:00 am on 301 South in Claxton, GA. 

His route will take him through Baxley, Vidalia, Uvalda, Metter, Midway, Swainsboro, Hinesville and many other towns.  Along the way he will make public stops at:  the Dairy Queen in Glennville; Sarah’s in the City in Baxley; the Steeple Chase in Vidalia Friday night; Benton Lee’s in Uvalda; Bevrick’s in Metter and the La Quinta Inn in Hinesville.  His walk will conclude at Vandy’s in Statesboro Tuesday night.  

Dal Cannady has been WTOC's bureau chief since 1996, but he's been a reporter in Southeast Georgia since 1990. Before coming to the Southeast News Leader, Dal served as anchor/news director for the CNN/Headline News affiliate in Statesboro.  He is also a dedicated Red Cross Board Member and whenever a disaster strikes in rural Georgia he passionately reports on the work of Red Cross volunteers who often meet clients on their front lawns after losing everything they own.

People can donate in support of Dal’s walk at www.redcross.org/segaheroeswalk  or by visiting the WTOC website at www.wtoc.com.  Dal’s WTOC Facebook page will provide up to date details on his walk, stops and locations.  

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