Hero of the Week: Gary McKee

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

If you’re looking for inspiration, this story will help you out… Gary McKee, a father of three from Cumbria, England, ran a marathon every day last year to help raise money for two organizations: Macmillan Cancer Support and the Cumbria Hospice at Home.

Gary set a goal to reach donate one million pounds (1.2 million in American dollars) to both organizations, and he did just that! He simply wanted to do his part to help because cancer affects everyone.

Before going to work every morning, Gary would do 26.2 miles. And, with 2022 ending, he officially logged 9,500 miles. To put that in perspective, that’s the equivalent of crisscrossing the United States, three times!

Learn more about Gary’s story as covered by the BBC.

Suzanne’s Response:

To Gary McKee of England, thanks for the inspiration! You are our ACC Hero of the Week!

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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