I’m finished with “Across the Land”

“Across the Land” is officialy over after 55 months. 

This has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever been a part of. 

2013     Went from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. 2,594 miles on foot, 458 miles in a car.

2014.    3,500 miles on foot at Amicalola Falls State Park, in North Georgia. 

2015     Drove from the Atlantic Ocean to Goffs, California. Ran, Jogged, Walked and Talked  over 2000 miles on foot.

2016.    Caregiver for mom. 1,149 miles on foot.

The total of the trips, plus the time in between them is over 16,000 miles on foot, Running, Jogging, Walking and Talking. 

These numbers are approximate. 

  1. 50 television interviews 
  2. 100 newspaper interviews 
  3. 6 magazine interviews 
  4. 25 radio interviews 
  5. $38,000 raised for the Alzheimer’s Association 
  6. Spoke with hundreds of caregivers 
  7. Ran in 17 states
  8. Attended 9 “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” events.
  9. Drove the Bobomobile (car) over 15,000 miles with Alzheimer’s Association signs attached
  10. Pushed Wilson (jogging stroller) over 4000 miles.
  11. Visited 19 Alzheimer’s Association Chapters.
  12. Thousands of folks were told about the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline. 

I am grateful to everyone that helped us raise awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves, and they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.”       W.Clement Stone

P.S.  Alzheimer’s is a horrific disease and their is no cure. The most memorable part of the last 55 months was the time spent with caregivers, both personal and professional.  

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4 responses to “I’m finished with “Across the Land”

  1. You’re amazing. Thank you for all that you’ve done for the cause.

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  2. That was an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations and best wishes!

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