Man plans drive across AL for cancer awareness

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - An Alabama man plans to drive around the state in a 1983 Austin Mini this week to raise awareness about cancer.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the Helena native decided to embark on this journey simply because he felt led to do so.

"One Lap of Alabama" began Sunday in Birmingham.

Greenwood and his friend, Manuel Barje, who is driving a 1966 Morris Mini for the same cause, stopped in Montgomery on Monday evening.

Greenwood began planning the trip June 7, and has partnered with the American Cancer Society in raising awareness in the state, as well as donations for Alabama chapters.

He plans to travel to Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Florence, Huntsville and Gadsden before returning to Birmingham on Saturday.

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