By Pat McGonigle
KSDK - Robert Norton of Imperial is just a few dozen miles away from ending the trip of a lifetime. A long walk, more precisely.
Earlier this month, Norton began walking from Kansas City with a goal of arriving in Forest Park in St. Louis, a journey of about 500 kilometers (more than 300 miles).
Norton, who has averaged walking the distance of a marathon a day (26 miles), admits he never walked more than 10 miles before this adventure. But he wouldn't be denied.
"This is so important to me," Norton said.
Norton was diagnosed was lymphoma in 2010. After an aggressive round of chemotherapy, Norton's cancer is now in remission. But his resolve to beat all types of cancer has never been stronger.
He aims to raise $10,000 for this year's "Light the Night Walk", which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Friday night in Forest Park.
Norton planned his journey with the goal of arriving in Forest Park on Friday.
On Wednesday night, he arrived in Defiance. Norton figures he will reach Creve Coeur Thursday night.
Dozens of people touched by cancer have been meeting with Norton along his walk.
You can see more pictures on the Facebook page for his walk : https://www.facebook.com/#!/500kwalk.
And you can donate to Norton's cause and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1dLg0fh.