Doctor walks hundreds of miles for cancer patients

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Cancer patients deal with difficulties and struggles everyday and one local doctor is honoring those patients by honoring their difficult journey with a pilgrimage in Spain.

Dr. Dava Gerard completes the famous 500 mile “Buen Camino” pilgrimage in Spain last May. By walking 15 to 20 miles a day, she raised money for the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation’s Cancer Patient Assistance fund, which is currently being used to help patients with transportation and lodging.

Dr. Gerard is returning to Camino again this may to walk 125 miles, but this time carrying stones to leave along the “Buen Camino.”

These stones will be the main way she hopes to raise money for the Presbyterian Cancer Center Video Legacy Program. This program is a free video recording service for cancer patients that helps them record their stories, messages, and favorite memories for their family member to inherit.

Members in the public are encouraged to help support Dr. Gerard by purchasing an inscribed stone to place by her along her route. Stones can be engraved with three letters for $25 or five letters for $50.

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