An Elkton man is about to embark on a very long journey for a very important cause, one that's near and dear to his family.

Tony Kampmann is getting set to bike from one end of the United States to the other, in an effort to raise awareness for organ donation.

He told Brookings Radio about how pressing and immediate the need for donors is:

Kampmann's ride will start September first in Seattle, and will finish in mid-October in Virginia.  Along the way, he plans to educate people about organ donation and share his story about how organ donation affected his family:

Kampmann has already completed a ride from South Dakota to Michigan.  He says his next trek may be to ride the length of the Rocky Mountains, from Canada to New Mexico.