Update on Auburn’s ‘Pacin Parson’
Auburn’s Don Stevenson is walking 13,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for Huntington’s disease (HD), a progressively degenerative brain disorder.
He left Seattle on April 26 to complete the final 3,000-mile leg to New York City. His wife, Loretta, is driving a support van.
Stevenson is a Christian author, former teacher, pastor, volunteer firefighter, truck driver and Marine. After retiring in 1994, he devoted his time to writing – and walking. He has logged more than 33,000 miles of walking for various charities since 1998.
• Start: Space Needle, Seattle, April 26
• Finish: New York City’s Empire State Building, Sept. 15.
• As of Thursday: Despite some rain, Stevenson reached Sandpoint, Idaho, following U.S. Highway 2.
• Quotable: “Good bye, Washington,” – Stevenson, from Priest River, Idaho, after crossing the border.
• Help wanted: Volunteers are needed to sell ice cream from at Game Farm Park beginning next Wednesday. Proceeds will benefit HDSA. Concession hours are 6-9 p.m. on weekdays, 8-9 a.m.
on weekends at the
Optimists stands between Fields 1 and 2. For more information, call Andy Cilley at 253-332-3615.
To contribute to HD Society of America, please call 206-464-9598, or send your check to: HD Society of America, (Code #070TH03), P.O. Box 33345, Seattle, WA 98133. Please indicate the contribution is for the “13,000-mile Park Walk.”
To receive regular updates on Stevenson’s trip, please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pacinparson/ and click “join this group.”