Bigz Bigirwa, an immigrant from Uganda experienced cancer firsthand when his wife Kate was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
Kate passed away in 2017. The treatment she got gave her an extra 18 months of life.
That extra time allowed her to see her daughter take her first steps and begin to talk.
Bigirwa was inspired by the treatment in the United States and was motivated to give back to others in need in Africa.
He started the African Walk for Cancer. The 300 mile walk raises money and resources in honor of Kate.The walk started Saturday, September 8 in Arlington, Virginia. Wednesday, Bigirwa stopped in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Kate received her treatment from the Virginia Hospital Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, the first and second stops on the walk.
Friday, September 14, Bigirwa will stop in Philadelphia at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The trek will end September 28th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.