J.B. Wolcott via Crowdrise
April 12, 2013
I'm proud to be pushing WalkBoston's pedestrian agenda for a fifth straight year.
As the New Year begins, I am exactly 15 weeks away from my 15th straight Boston Marathon, running it on Monday, April 15th. Which is why I'm asking each of my friends to step up with a $15 donation this year.
WalkBoston is a great cause, one which impacted my life firsthand when I was a local, but one which models three things I think we should all strive to build wherever "local" is for us nowadays. Something as simple as promoting walking around town, and advocating for basic safety for all of us when we choose to walk has three major benefits as I see it:
(1) health-- every mile we walk instead of riding boosts not only physical but also mental health
(2) environment-- when we walk, we pollute less... and lots of us pick up more litter while walking, too
(3) community-- when we walk, we interact with other folks who cross our path... even a "Buenos días" or a smile to a stranger builds our community and boosts our happiness
For all of these reasons, I hope you'll join me in supporting WalkBoston this year.