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Track Pickens resident on Georgia to California run

Jack Fussell wants to raise $250,000 for Alzheimer’s Association

Talking Rock resident Jack Fussell with the stroller he is carrying in his across-the-country run.
  A few months ago the Progress interviewed Jack Fussell, a Talking Rock man who set a goal for himself to run across the country alone to raise money for Alzheimer’s.
    Fussell, who became known in the area for losing over 100 pounds running up and down the stairs at Amicalola Falls, set off on his 3,419 mile journey on January 12, and you can now track his progress by visiting either his Facebook page or his website.

     Fussell, a former insurance agent, began at Skidaway Island in Savannah, Ga. and will end in Monterey, Calif.
Along the way, Fussell makes frequent posts to his Facebook page about the places he will go for the day, the weather, the people he meets along the way, and he will also post photos from his trip. You can even friend request him and send messages to offer encouragement.
    As of press time, Fussell was running north on Hwy 80 above Pooler, Ga.
    If you would like to track Fussell, visit While you’re there, you can make a donation to his cause, or offer other support for his long trip.


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