A man who lost his friend, a police officer, to the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma has decided to walk for over one hundred miles in honor of his deceased friend, as well as to raise money for research into the asbestos related disease.

Graham Len Hutton passed away from the cancer in December of last year, just six months after being diagnosed with it. His friend, John Barnes, is to start the walk in late August of this year, and is welcoming any others that want to join him to also help a worthy cause to come along.

It is thought that the walk will be completed by the end of August, and will take Barnes and any fellow walkers through the Cotswold Hills in England. Barnes hopes to raise thousands of dollars for the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund, which offers support and funds research into asbestos related disease.

Mr Barnes has already raised around three thousand dollars for the cause, and hopes that by the time he has completed the walk, which will be paced at around twenty miles a day over a period of five days, he will have raised at least eight thousand dollars.

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