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94.5 Lake FM's Miller passes Elkhart Lake on fundraising walk to Lambeau
94.5 LAKE FM raises money to give Milwaukee families Thanksgiving dinner
Update: J. Pat Miller of 94.5 Lake FM has begun day 3 of his journey to Lambeau Field. As of 9:45 a.m., he was walking on County Highway J, north of Elkhart Lake.
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY - Battling blisters, the cold and the wind, one man is making his pilgrimage to Green Bay all for a good cause.
Wind howling, he laces up, bundles up and walks straight into the wind on day two of Miller's 112 mile trek to Lambeau.
Underneath layers of clothing, a ski mask and goggles is 94.5 LAKE FM'S host J. Pat Miller. And it seems like he drew the short straw to make this hike to Title Town. He tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Jesse Ritka a wind chill this morning of 21° had a bite, "Never anticipated the wind to be this big of a deal, it's just keepin' going, just keep walking down the road."
He'll occasionally encounter curious visitors, " We've had great support from listeners who've been calling in, people who've been stopping on the side of the road, politicians, and dignitaries."
But most of the time, it's just the open road, the 94.5 LAKE FM van and livestock for company. "Step after step after step…It's such a beautiful state, it's such a long, amazingly cold, beautiful state, I'm seeing it all!"
His walk isn't just a stunt to turn heads, 94.5 LAKE FM is trying to feed Milwaukee families in need. "There's a lot of families in Milwaukee that aren't going to have a Thanksgiving dinner if we don't and this is about raising money for them," Miller explains.
During his four day hike, he wants you to donate to Aurora Family Services "Family to Family" Thanksgiving. "If we raise enough money, they're going to feed 3,000 families a complete Thanksgiving dinner," says Miller.
J. Pat says a thirty-five dollar donation will feed a family of four, and that thought keeps him walking. "When I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, it's going to be all worth it because I'll know that there will be thousands of families that are going to have dinner with me."
Hoping to make a big difference with every small step.