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2009 Boston Walk for Hunger

Posted May 03 2009 12:00am

Today was Walk Day in Boston where 40,000 people walk 20 miles to raise money to defeat hunger. Here is the official blurb on Project Bread's Walk for Hunger:
For 41 years, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger has provided critical resources for hungry children and families in Massachusetts. Today, The Walk for Hunger is the oldest continual pledge walk in the country and the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger. On the first Sunday in May, caring people from every background, united in the spirit of helping others, come together to take part in the wonderful Massachusetts tradition to help feed hungry families in their community.
I did the walk today. Well I did 8 miles of it. Trust me, 8 miles walking on your hands on crutches is plenty and I accomplished my goal. I raised a little money and I got out there and did something which along the way got a few people nicely revved up about my doing this. This is the length of walk where I have to use molefoam on my upper sides to keep the crutch pads from wearing through my skin and I use sports tape on my hands to keep them from getting rubbed into blisters from the crutch handles. Still, leg and arms got a real workout. The dogs joined us and it was extremely tiring for them as well.

I am telling you all this so you can a) consider giving a donation to Project Bread's efforts to help those in need of the most basic thing to survival: food (go here to do that), and b) so if you think you might not be able to go out there and do one of these very fun and very important fundraising walks because of your disability think again. Give it a try.
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