The Empire was not out in San Fran embarking on an Imperial raid or to save the Princess. In fact, they were there for a whole different type of rescue mission.
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More than 60 Stormtroopers marched across the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday to help raise awareness for a nonprofit organziation with the goal of raising funds for children battling cancer!
At 7 a.m., a large group decked out in Stormtrooper gear gathered together near the entrance of the bridge to support Kevin Doyle complete the final stretch of his two-month long, round-trip walk from San Francisco all the way down south to Comic Con in San Diego.
“It’s breathtaking,” Doyle told reporters about his support. “I can’t put into words right now the support. The sincere gratitude that people have been showing for what I’ve been doing is great.”
To honor his late wife who passed away suddenly of pancreatic cancer, Doyle, a member of the “Star Wars” costume fan club 501st Legion, has been walking on his very own 2 feet down the Pacific Coast Highway to raise the funds needed to create Eileen’s Little Angels, a nonprofit foundation. The 2 were extreme Star Wars fans, having met at a Star Wars party in 2010 and going to such extremes like having R2-D2 as the ring-bearer at their wedding.
“I know she’d be proud of me for making this journey and completing my passions from grief to celebration,” Doyle said.
Earlier in 2015, Doyle walked a staggering 600 miles in full Stormtrooper attire from the Rancho Obi-Wan Star Wars Museum in Petaluma down the coast to the Comic Con convention in Southern California.
He has now made his way back up North to the Bay Area, but this was his first time walking the Golden Gate Bridge and with a full army behind him!
Doyle is originally from Minnesota and came to California specially to do the walk.