Cubs hikers bring goat to St. Louis, hope to stop cancer and crack the Cubs’ curse

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by John Knicely / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 15 at 8:44 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Five men on a mission to stop cancer and break the Cubs’ World Series curse made a stop in St. Louis.  The guys from “Crack the Curse” are accompanied by Wrigley the goat.  They started walking with the goat from the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona on February 25th.  They plan to arrive at Wrigley Field by Memorial Day.  On their way they made a stop in St. Louis for the Cardinals/Cubs series.

The 5 guys have been roughing it most of the way by camping out near the highways, but in St. Louis they’re being hosted downtown by the team at Lockerdome, a sports social media website.

Each guy has been affected by cancer in some way.  They all work seasonal jobs in Alaska and share an affinity for the Cubs.  They got to talking about a long distance hike to raise money for cancer research, and now they’re doing it.  Their goal is to raise $100,000 for cancer research.  So far they’ve raised more than $9,000. 

I had to ask which they thought would happen first, a cure for cancer or a Cubs’ World Series championship.

“Hopefully both, the Cubs are playing some good ball lately,” said Kyle Townsend. “I guess we'd have to pick cancer over the Cubs, it's more than sports.”

The team at Lockerdome is made up of all Cardinals fans.  So on Monday when the “Crack the Curse” guys left the goat in their care, the team at Lockerdome had to add a little Cardinal flare to the goat.

You can find out more and donate at crackthecurse.com.

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