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Retired Salina officer to walk across Kansas for cancer cure

Published On: Apr 30 2014 06:07:53 PM CDT
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SALINA, Kan. -

A cancer survivor and retired Salina Police officer will walk across Kansas to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

Lt. Dean Bonawitz, 69, will walk across US-36 from Colorado to Missouri. The 26-year law enforcement veteran expects to complete the 400-mile journey in a month, walking about 15 miles a day.

It's not the first journey for the prostate cancer survivor. He raised $3,500 for a simlar walk last year.

He plans to start walking May 12.

Donations can be mailed to Cops for a Cure, 251 N. 10th, Salina, KS 67401. Proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

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