In 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle. The Wilcox's will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.Read More
2014 in Sitka will be remembered for water: Water piling up behind a brand new dam, and water falling from the sky that brought down a mountain and made a major highway construction project nearly impassable. And if that wasn’t enough, there was something about ice buckets.
A father-son team from Sitka has completed a six-month run across the United States. Brett and David Wilcox ran into Ocean City, New Jersey, on Saturday (7-19-14), after covering 3,000 miles on foot. The project was intended to raise awareness about the hazards of genetically-modified foods.
Most people will never run 1,700 miles in their lives. Brett and David Wilcox have run 1,700 miles since January, and they still have a long way to go. The father-son team from Sitka is running across the country to raise awareness about genetically-modified-organisms -- or GMO’s -- prevalent in the American diet. The runners are in Parsons, Kansas, a little beyond the halfway point of their journey from Huntington Beach, California, to Atlantic City, New Jersey.