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 is planning on walking 60 miles and is hoping residents will donate $60 — one dollar a mile— but it isn't for him.
The longtime Huntington Beach resident and executive pastor of First Christian Church of Huntington Beach is hoping to raise $6,000 for the Institute for Families, a nonprofit organization that assists families touched by cancer or vision-impacting diseases with counseling and support.
"I want to do something for someone and not just walk 60 miles," he said.
Ewing's decision to make his special day about others is not surprising 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 members of the congregation — one family, to be exact.