Walkers to the Future walk, skip, and dance around the track to raise $17,000

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Walk to the Future, a fund-raiser for Parkinson's Disease research, was held at Edmonds-Woodway High School on July 24. It was organized by Pinky's Passion, the organization created by Shoreline resident Pat Erickson. See our previous story.

By Pat Erickson
Founder, Pinky's Passion for the Cure

We had an absolutely beautiful day for our walk. Everyone seemed to have a great time as they walked, skipped and danced around the track. 

Since our theme was "Walk to the Future," we thought it seemed appropriate to have a DeLorean there in the hopes of hopping in and driving to the future. Unfortunately, this DeLorean isn't a time machine - but it is a very cool car. It was brought to us courtesy of DeLorean Motor Company Northwest.

At noon, the walkers had a box lunch supplied by Quizno's and listened to stories told by Mrs. Wigglesworth. Then, it was back to the track where they were seranaded by "Third Train Running," "Shearwater," and "The Phantoms".

The evening ended with the last lap being walked by those living today with Parkinson's disease. As we came around the final bend, we were greeted with cheers from our friends and families as the song "We are the Champions" played over the P.A.

We raised nearly $17,000 with more donations still trickling in. Anyone who still wanted to make a donation can do so on our website. Information is also available there for those who prefer to send a check.

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