Man Walking for Suicide Prevention Wants a Van

A fundraiser was held to help the Florida man buy a van.

A man made the trip from Florida to Oakland Wednesday -- on foot.

Steve Fugate, a 65-year-old Florida man, made walking his passion after his son committed suicide in 1999.

Since then, Fugate has walked all over the United States, tallying up 30,000 miles. At each stop, he tells people to love life and reject suicide.

"Suicide is the worst possible death on friends and family," Steve Fugate said. " It leaves everything unanswered and there's no closure. Suicide has an edge that other forms of death don't"

A fundraiser was held Wednesday night to help Fugate buy a van so he doesn't have to walk any more.

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