I recently joined the FriendshipWorks Board because I truly believe in their mission and staff values to end elder isolation. FriendshipWorks’ commitment to providing innovative services and companionship opportunities, including to individuals who are blind and visually impaired, is critical in this day and age.
I am also using my participation in the Walk to raise awareness and funds for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, which is an adaptive program I ski with by utilizing their network of sighted guides. Through special agreement with FriendshipWorks and Vermont Adaptive, all contribution to this page will be split 50/50 between the two organizations.
I am combining my support of these two wonderful organizations, and also my love of running. On May 20, the day of The Walk to End Elder Isolation, I plan to get an early start on the course and run 25+ miles with a team of sighted guides (anyone is welcome to join me). I will then walk with my family and other walkers for a total of more than a marathon. Please consider sponsoring me "per mile" or a flat donation.
FriendshipWorks has been impacting lives for nearly 34 years, by breaking down barriers of social isolation for thousands of seniors in Boston and Brookline. They do it with a sense of passion unmatched in the community. I feel the same about Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, and their great programs and staff.
I am proud that both organizations agreed to this unique approach and I think it speaks to the spirit and commitment to collaboration among their leadership and staff. I hope you can join me on May 20th for one mile or many miles (walking or running), and consider making as generous a contribution as possible.
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