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WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross
Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

He will start his walk today in Hazlehurst and finish on Tuesday, March 3, in Statesboro. Along the way, he will stop at several restaurants to serve lunch and dinner and donate tips he receives to the Red Cross.

Those include supper at Harry's BBQ, U.S. Highway 280 West in Hagan, on Friday; lunch at Bevrick's Char House Grill, 1055 Fortner Road in Metter; and supper March 3 at Vandy's BBQ in the Statesboro Mall.

His goal is to raise $10,000 for the Red Cross in support of families who find themselves in unfortunate situations.

Cannady has been WTOC's Southeast Georgia bureau chief since 1996. He was also anchor/news director for the CNN/Headline News affiliate in Statesboro.

Also, the second annual Youth Heroes' Breakfast, commemorating hardworking youth for their service and commitment to their communities, will take place at 8 a.m. March 13 at Georgia Southern University's Russell Union. Cannady, along with the Red Cross Board of Directors, will celebrate youth who strive to impact the lives of others through their acts of service.

Also during the Youth Heroes breakfast, the Red Cross will posthumously honor Lynda Brannen Williamson for her lifelong advocacy for youth and the community. She has already been recognized as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year and as the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Leader of the Year.

For more information on the 2015 Youth Heroes Breakfast, contact Esther Sheppard at (912) 651-5349 or Sponsorships, tables and tickets are available.

To support Cannady and his efforts, visit


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