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The Longest Walk passes through Louisville, raises awareness of drug epidemic

One of the longest walks in America crossed from Indiana over the Big Four Bridge on Monday. (Source: WAVE 3 News) One of the longest walks in America crossed from Indiana over the Big Four Bridge on Monday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One of the longest walks in America crossed from Indiana over the Big Four Bridge on Monday.

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The purpose of The Longest Walk 5.2 is to bring awareness of the drug epidemic that has plagued the native American Indian reservations -- as well as all over America and Louisville.

"The mortality rate is a higher number and because the drug epidemic has really plagued the native American reservations, I added to this message, not only has it plagued the native American reservations, it's also plagued our great nation," event spokesman Michael Bockting said. "We used to say it takes a village to raise a child. My theme is this: it's going to take a nation to turn this drug epidemic around."

The group started in San Francisco on Feb. 12 and will end in Washington, D.C. on July 15.

They'll be making a stop in Frankfort for a gathering on Tuesday.

The group will walk a total of 3,946 miles on their journey.

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