HOWELL (AP) – A 67-year-old man is aiming to travel on horseback from Washington to his high school reunion in Michigan.

Vern Herrst began his trip Friday from the Methow Valley in northern Washington to Howell, according to The Livingston Daily Press & Argus. The reunion is in August.

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Herrst, who is a cancer survivor, says he has “always wanted to do something like this” and that “who knows how many more chances” he’ll have. He plans to go through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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The trip is also a fundraiser to support agencies that helped in Herrst’s fight against myeloproliferative disease, and he hopes to bring in $1 or more per mile on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Washington/Alaska Chapter.

You can follow Herrst’s journey on Facebook: 2016 Great Northern Horse Adventure.

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