By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews), Chris Higa and Kathy Rankin (Contributors):
Willow Valley, Arizona: A man dress as Bearsun on a journey to New York well raising money for multiple charities walked in a thunderstorm on Monday, July 19th, 2021.
The ZachNews Team was there as Bearsun walked along Arizona State Route 95 just north of Laguna Road as a thunderstorm approached Bearsun.
Even with loud thunder and lightning striking not too far away as well as heavy rain falling in the area, several vehicles stopped pulled up and parked along driveways side streets and dirt lots, and people got out to gather to meet Bearsun, take pictures and give him cold drinks and snacks, even some people even decided to run with him in the heavy rain.
As the heavy rain continued to fall, employees at Spirit Mountain Casino gathered at the parking lot to welcome Bearsun, and to welcome him inside to dry off.
As Bearsun arrived, more people began arriving into the parking lot and started lining up outside Spirit Mountain Casino to meet Bearsun.
About an hour later, Bearsun came outside to the delight of many of the people, young and old and even families with children, and even some in costume just to show their love, support and appreciation of Bearsun doing all this to help raise money that help people and the environment.
After taking pictures with the crowds of people, Bearsun continued his walk north along Arizona State Route 95 passing Hunter’s Grill and King Street before deciding to rest for the night in an undisclosed location afterwards.
Bearsun will continue his walk in the morning on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 along Arizona State Route 95 heading north to Boundary Cone Road heading east towards Oatman, Arizona.
Jesse Larios started his journey across country to New York City, New York from in the Little Tokyo area of Downtown Los Angeles, California back on Monday, July 5th, 2021, and plans to walk along from California towards Chicago, Illinois than heading east towards New York City, New York; all with the goal of raising money for the Autism Society for America, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Active Minds, Villa Esperanza and Environmental Defends through his walking journey.
Jesse has the other walks like this in the past including a walk from San Francisco, California to Los Angeles, California as well as participated in the Los Angeles Marathon in 2019 and 2020.
Despite the extreme heats dress as Bearsun and the long distance walking through high desert thunderstorms, Jesse is determined to make it to the east coast and help raise money for several charities that help people and the environment.
*** For more information or if you would like to donate, please go to the I Am Bearsun website: ***
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ZachNews and the community thank you for what you are doing, and wish you lots of good luck and safe journey as Bearsun, and hope that a lot of people donations.
ZachNews hopes you show your love and support for Bearsun and hope you can donate to the multiple charities Bearsun is raising money for on his journey.