Skateboarder Jason Sherman travels 450 miles to honor late brother

In honor of his late brother Eric, Jason Sherman skateboarded 450 miles from his home in New York City to their childhood summer camp in New Hampshire.

Sherman used the journey to raise money to send less fortunate children to the camp.

Sherman hopes to raise $50,000 by Jan. 1 and is taking contributions through youcaring.com.

A new short film was just released by Elite Daily documenting the journey, which took place between September and October.

“Eric taught me everything I know, and most importantly taught me how to skateboard,” Sherman wrote on his website.

Sherman completed the trip with his best friend Tommy Nisenson and it took them a total of 19 days.

Early morning on the trail to Hartford. #shred4eric

A photo posted by @shred4eric on

His brother Corey also joined him for a portion of the trip and they stopped by their childhood home in Newbury, Connecticut.

Sherman's brother Eric was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 17 and fought the disease for four years. The two grew up skateboarding together and making skate videos.

All of the proceeds go to the William Lawrence summer camp, where the two spent summers as boys. Eric was even a camp counselor there.

Thus far, about $17,000 has been raised which is $33,000 short of Sherman's goal.

He said the trip gave him a much-needed purpose, five years after Eric's death.

“There is nothing I could do to change him getting sick and dying but this trip gave me something that I could do, that I could make some bit of a difference,” Jason said in the video.

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