#Thank You

It’s been exactly one month since our amazing event.  We were overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity and there are many people to thank;
THANK YOU TO Duke for walking 100 Miles, YOU are my hero!
Thank you Kerri, for your friendship and your help every step of the way, we couldn’t have done this without you.
Thanks to our “go to guy” and event planner, Jack Teal;  and thank you to our old friend Greg and his band Classic Trax for the rocking tunes.
Thank you to the Teamster’s Local 25 for their support and very generous donation; thanks to all of our friends and family who came out to walk with Duke (during the day, through the night and in the rain!) and for your help working the event (Sue, Elaine, Janell, Sue and KJ, Mrs. Stone, and Julie)
Thank you to the Malden High School football team, what a great group of young men, my hometown team made me proud!
A big thank you to our friends from NuPath for coming out to walk (hello Sebastian and friends!) and thank you to Malden Mayor, Gary Christensen for your support and joining us on the walk.
Special thanks to Joe Levine from the Malden Stadium Commission.
Thank you to our very special Angels for Autism for their love and support.
Thank you to all of our generous donors and sponsors.  We are truly, truly grateful.  I hope I’m not forgetting anyone…
Over the past month, I reflected on the fact that a great deal of time and energy went into working and preparing for the 100 mile walk and the post walk celebration.
I’ve lived long enough to know that when you commit your time and energy to something it always comes at the expense of something else in your life…always.
I am grateful for amazing friends and family who gave their time and energy.  I am grateful for Joe and Matthew who helped pick up the slack at home when I was running in a million different directions.  Special thanks to my beautiful daughter Ashley who inspires and humbles me everyday.  Sometimes other worthwhile obligations help to put important things in perspective.
“When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” Rick Warren

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