Troutman’s Trek 2 Memphis Coming Through The Area

July 6, 2016

On June 19, 2016, 85 year old Dean Troutman set off on a 500 mile fund-raiser walk to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Starting in Princeville, IL and ending in Memphis, TN, his approximately 60 day journey will carry him through Salem, Dix, Mt. Vernon, Bonnie and Ina.

Last year, Dean Troutman walked 700 miles around Illinois to raise money for Troutman Park which was established in memory of his late wife, Dorothy (Peggy) Troutman. Through the support of the communities and people on his route, Dean successfully raised money to install and complete a playground at the park.

Now Dean is another year older, but he wants to continue to help children in need. Mr. Troutman is a generous man with a big heart and he sees this walk as an extension of the quest to honor his wife. Dean’s Troutman Trek 2 Memphis goal is to raise money to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and help children with cancer.

Hoping to walk about 9 miles a day, Dean Troutman plans to include among his many stops the location where he and his wife met and were married.

If you’d like to make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, pledges can be made through the website:

Donations can also be mailed (please make checks payable to St. Jude): St. Jude Challenge – Troutman, Attn: Alex Fountain, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.