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Walking With Dinosaurs to Fight Cancer

Lloyd Scott, a survivor of childhood leukemia, wanted to do something big for the United Kingdom's Teenage Cancer Trust. He had planned to raise £500,000 for the organization by walking from Land's End to John O'Groats, a trip of over 1,000 miles that would take 70 days to cover, but Scott knew he ...

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T-Rex Treks Looms Large (Courtesy of Teenage Cancer Trust)


Lloyd Scott, a survivor of childhood leukemia, wanted to do something big for the United Kingdom's Teenage Cancer Trust. He had planned to raise £500,000 for the organization by walking from Land's End to John O'Groats, a trip of over 1,000 miles that would take 70 days to cover, but Scott knew he would need some extra star power to help bring in enough donations. To that end he commissioned a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex sculpture to bring more attention to his cause, and wherever Scott goes so does the dinosaur. You can keep track of their progress on the T-Rex Treks Web site, where you can also make donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust. And if you live in the U.K. and happen to see them on the road don't forget to snap a photo and send it in to our Dinosaur Sightings feature! ( dinosaursightings@gmail.com)
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