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This November 2013 photo provided by Mike Ross shows his cross-country walking partners, Drew Babcock, left, and George Crawford traveling through Wolf Creek Pass towards Pagosa Springs, Colo. When Ross told his grandmother that he and high school buddy Crawford were hiking across the country from Connecticut to California, she had just one question: What cause are you walking for? Truth is, the 19-year-olds were just out for one last big adventure before heading to Marine boot camp. But over time, Ross and Crawford decided their trek did need some higher purpose. Both men's families had been touched by cancer. They decided to walk for the Livestrong Foundation, with a goal of raising $20,000 toward finding a cure. (AP Photo/Michael Ross)