Walk for Hillsborough Sheriff's Office employee with cancer to be held Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018, 9:53 AM EST

A special walk is being held this weekend for a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office employee diagnosed with brain cancer. 

  • 'Walk for Steve' held Saturday
  • Steve Jackson, a Hillsborough Sheriff's Office employee, has brain cancer
  • His friend, Al Padron, will walk 20 miles to raise money, awareness
  • Click here to donate to help Steve

Steve Jackson, 57, has been with the sheriff's office for the past 18 years, serving as a communications manager. 

He also served 16 years in the Air Force in Security Forces and retired as a Master Sergeant. 

Saturday, a walk for Steve is being hosted by his close friend and co-worker, Al Padron. 

Al is going to walk 20 miles to raise money and awareness for brain cancer patients. 

"The thought that crosses my mind is Steve. Steve is a great person, and we are not going to stop. We are going to keep fighting for him, it is what it is man, you know it's a battle. I am in his corner right now, I'm a part of that team. We got other people that are great, that are always there by him. We have friends that are in the corner too. We are gonna win the fight, the fight has to be won, that's all there is to it," Padron said.

Al Padron will walk 20 miles Saturday to raise money and awareness for brain cancer patients after his friend and co-worker, Steve Jackson, was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. "Steve is a great person, and we are not going to stop. We are going to keep fighting for him," Padron said. (Bay News 9 image)

The walk will start at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and end at the MacDill Air Force base. 

The Hillsborough County School Security and the sheriff's office is supporting Al as he does the walk. 

So far, almost $3,000 has been raised for Steve and his medical bills.