Woman Running Across America Stops in Meridian

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Anna Judd is running through East Mississippi and West Alabama as part of her run from the Golden State to New York City.

Accompanied by two friends in an RV, the 29-year-old California artist is trying to raise as much money as she can for veterans struggling with post traumatic stress disorder.

"After doing research, I found that veterans are probably the most in need of our compassion and our support as a community, and I'm just trying to raise awareness about that," said Judd. "Call me an idealist, but change is possible."

Anna says once she gets to Atlanta, she'll turn North to run through the states along the the East coast to reach New York City.

She has been running an average of 33 miles a day.