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Man running cross country for NAMI stops by Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A man with a cross country mission to bring awareness to mental illness made a pit stop in the Fountain City on Tuesday.

Jeremy Schaefer is running across the country solo from South Carolina to San Francisco to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

All he has in tow is a jogger stroller with all his "earthly belongings." We just caught up with Jeremy to speak about his cause.

"…the inspiration for this was mostly not to just run a race, but to be involved with communities, really get to see the country," said Schaefer. "And you have to rely on other people, which makes it a whole different circumstance."

Jeremy says he raised more than $1,000 for his cause on his first day on the road.

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