Local group wants you to walk the Appalachian Trail

Alt likes to bring his Appalachian Trail adventures to life everywhere he goes.

Former Toledoan Jeff Alt stopped by WNWO Today to help raise awareness for Sunshine, a non-profit organization helping people with developmental disabilities in Northwest Ohio.

In 1998, Alt walked over 2,000 miles along the Appalachian Trail and has helped raise over $225,000 for the group.

Gathering inspiration from his brother, Aaron, who is a Sunshine resident, Alt is now celebrating 15 years of walking for Sunshine.

Join Alt on Friday, July 27, at Walt Churchillâ??s Market located at 3320 Briarfield Blvd, Maumee from 4-6 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with Alt and his black bear Buddy. You can also buy a signed copy of his new book A Walk For Sunshine and register for upcoming walks.

The event is free and open to the public.