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This year, the Arthritis Foundation "A Joint Walk" took place on Saturday, May 22.  The weather was awesome!  Mother nature cooperated by providing wall to wall sun with temperatures in the high 70s.  310 walkers showed up (with dozens of dogs) to raise over $35,000!   Yours truly came in second place for individual fund raisers with $840.  Below are some photos.

It was a lot of fun.  I did the 10K walk in about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Would had been faster, but us Seattlelites aren't used to this yellow ball in the sky.  Sam the Golden Retriever managed to keep up (although the warmer temps made it much more difficult this year) and keep her licks to a minimum.  She was the recipient of a great deal of attention. 

To my supporters, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  Your contribution is very much appreciated.  And the supporters are:

  • Karen Ross

  • Rich Bender

  • John Bickley

  • Eirien Hart

  • Richard Marcantonio

  • MJ Austin

  • Rich Estrin

  • Scott Sipiora

  • Wayne F. Tackabury

  • Nancy Wojack

  • Mike Haugen

  • Bethany Kester

  • Nancy Gyles

  • Harrie Anne Kessler

  • Lynn McManus

  • Scott Meyer

  • George Hill


Eureka!  The finish line. TADA!  After an hour and 45 minutes, with blistered feet, I reach the finish line.  The warm temps took a hit on Sam and on my feet.  Both of my feet suffered from numerous blisters.  Ouch!  It wouldn't have been so bad if I wasn't going to Canada that same afternoon.
Me and Sam recovering. Sam and I are taking in the rays while sucking down some highly needed H2O.  What ever happened to the rain anyway?
A very tired Golden. Yep, Sam's had it.  Right now she'd settle for the lazy boy recliner.  I don't think she'll be harassing Molly very much today.
Awards ceremony Gee, can you believe it.  These guys made us get up on stage so others could clap for us.  Yikes!  Apparently, the top 5 fund raisers get some discount certificates and embarrassed on stage.



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