The number of years is the theme for Bob Ewing's 60th birthday, but he doesn't want 60 presents, a 60-person party or 60 snow-white swans.
Ewing plans to walk 60 miles and has asked supporters to donate $60 — $1 a mile.
The executive pastor of First Christian Church of Huntington Beach hopes to raise $6,000 for the Institute for Families, a nonprofit that provides counseling and support to families touched by cancer or vision-impacting diseases.
"I want to do something for someone and not just walk 60 miles," the longtime Huntington Beach resident said.
Ewing's decision to make his special day about others is not surprising when considering his generous nature, said Dan Deghi, First Christian Church's pastor of outreach and a longtime friend.
"I just think that it's just indicative of Bob's big heart," he said.
Ewing got involved with the organization through a family in his congregation.