Florida: Team running the Skyway 10K, carrying the weight of hundreds of fallen firefighters

  • Source: WTSP-TV CBS 10 St. Petersburg
  • Published: 02/21/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: In its three years, the Skyway 10K has seen thousands of participants. A few have traveled the bridge each year, like friends and firefighters Tom “Bull” Hill and Mike Junge. Hill walks the Skyway to honor firefighters who lost their lives to cancer and PTSD. Hill walked the Skyway in 2018 with a pack covered in the names, shields and objects from firefighters who had died from cancer or suicides related to PTSD. His goal was to bring awareness and change. Now, with laws covering PTSD and cancer for firefighters, Hill walks a little lighter, despite having even more packs. “It’s great sharing it with other people, you know. You can actually smile a little bit and say, ya we’ve made a couple changes," said Hill. He set out on a mission after he lost a friend, a firefighter brother, to cancer.


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