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College Students Walk Across States for Cystic Fibrosis

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College students hit the streets of Missouri and Kansas to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

It took more than a dozen members of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity one week to walk 140 miles from Warrensburg, Missouri to the Pittsburg State stadium.

The members took turns walking the distance, picking up where they left off from day to day.

The students say it is the revival of a tradition called the Pigskin Passoff, that began in the 1980s.

The tradition has members carry a football to an out of town game to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

One member says the journey was long and hard but worth every step.

"Halfway through the day once it sank in what we were doing walking and still had about 8 hours left to go and start to get tired and stuff like that I thought back and thought about the cause that we were actually doing it for and that just really picked me and made me want to walk the rest of the day and really made me happy that we were doing this" says fraternity member Greg Higgins.

The fraternity raised more than $1,300 from their walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation.

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