Posted: Jul 29, 2013 4:03 PM by MTN News
MISSOULA - Two men riding horseback into town on a mission to help others may sound like the stuff of legends, but Cowboys vs. Crohn's did just that Sunday as the group rode from Turah to Missoula.
Cousins Jack Chambers and Nicholas Roach are attempting to ride 1,300 miles from Gardner, Montana to Bellingham, Washington.
They're riding with five horses and a mule. Every day of their trip is spent on horseback and camping on a mattress pad under the stars. The pair is looking to raise $100,000 to support the fight against Crohn's disease.
Jack Chambers who lives with Crohn's says he wants to live as an example to others.
"I can kind of inspire hope in some of these patients so that they can see someone living a full life and doing something they want to do and not being held back by the ailment - the disease," he explained.
Even though this is the 18th day of their travels, the two have already raised over $25,000. Click here to learn more about their trip or to make a donation.