Walkathon: Bad News and Good News

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The bad news: In 2019 it’s going to harder than ever to keep our streak alive of raising more money each year than the year before.

Because of the good news: we’ve already passed last year’s $1312 with a week and a half yet to go!

You guys are the best.

We’re at $1360 (the MoD page for CIDU says $1329, but that’s because $31 was accidentally credited to the Bickel Boys team; I could probably get them to fix that, but I can’t imagine why it would matter).



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Okay, getting a bit of a late start this year…

The New Jersey walkathon takes place April 29. but we’re all going to be in Chicago that weekend. When first I asked, I was told the Chicago walk was scheduled for mid-May. This was disheartening, since we’ve been doing this very year, rain or shine — occasionally rain — since 1993, and it would take until just short of my 87th birthday to complete another 25-year run.

But I re-checked yesterday, and sure enough the Chicago walk is going to be April 29 after all. So twenty-five years after my son and I started doing this together (at his suggestion), we’re going to show Chicago how walkathons are walked (and then head over to Wrigley Field).

For the past 14 years, you guys have been my partners in this as well, always (collectively) my biggest sponsors. And every single year you’ve donated more than the year before, which is extraordinary. I know that’s a tough goal this year because a) late start, b) people are still re-finding the site after January’s disaster, and c) last year’s $1312 was really a lot of money. So whatever we raise, even if it’s not $1313, will be great.

($1313 would just be greater, is all…)