SAN DIEGO - A book inspired one man's motorcycle ride, and his ride is inspiring others to donate to a charity that helps veterans.
"I'm doing this because I can, and because I should," said Steven Foster, who is riding his anniversary Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic across the country to raise awareness for The Boot Campaign, a nonprofit charity that helps veterans with housing, job assistance, family support and more.
"I read the book 'Lone Survivor' and I learned that the women who started The Boot Campaign had also read that book," said Foster.
"Lone Survivor" is the first-person account by Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL sniper and lone survivor of an attack in Afghanistan in 2005.
Foster started in his home state of Texas, went up through the East Coast, across the country through Montana, to Seattle and down to San Diego.
By the time he is done, he will have traveled 32 days, 15,000 miles and through 34 states.
"It's matching passion with purpose," Foster said as he strapped on a helmet to continue the next leg of his ride from San Diego to Phoenix.
So far, he has been able to raise $2,500.