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Trekkers Cross Maryland to Benefit Children Living with Cancer

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(Photo credit: Justin Baker Facebook) (Photo credit: Justin Baker Facebook)

OCEAN CITY, Md. -- Meteorologist Justin Berk and a team of supporters successfully traveled over 300 miles across Maryland to raise awareness for children living with cancer.

Berk began the annual "Trek Across Maryland" voyage three years ago, traveling through the state to raise funding for the Cool Kids Campaign--a non-profit organization in Townson, dedicated to providing children with cancer pediatric assistance. Over the past two years, Berk has raised over $50,000 for the the organization; this year, Berk sought out to raise another $50,000 along his journey.

Traveling 27 miles by foot and 14 miles on his bike per day, Berk arrived in Ocean City, early Sunday afternoon. He says he began the "Treck Across Maryland" initiative as a way to give back, understanding the toll of rough diagnoses on sick youth."I almost lost my left leg when I was 14 years old. I recovered and continued to play sports, but I know what painful surgery, long hospital stays, and a poor diagnoses is like," Berk said via his website. 

To check out the footage from Berk's journey, you can visit his Facebook page, or use the hashtag #mdtrek3 on social media. To donate to the Cool Kids Campaign, you can visit their website here.

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