Pastor Weighing 380 Pounds To Walk From Marathon County To Florida

A central Wisconsin pastor who weighs nearly 380 pounds is walking to Florida to raise money for hurricane victims.

The Reverend Travis Russ of Victory Family Worship Center in Mosinee acknowledges his size has people questioning his plan. But, he expects his bulk will attract even more attention to the cause.

The 38-year-old Russ will leave his rural Wausau home Saturday on his 1,200 mile journey. He hopes to reach Pensacola, Florida by mid-November.

Russ is trying to raise money, clothing and materials for the Gulf Coast region.