Walk across America

Update on Auburn’s

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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 Wednesday: Don

walked to Milepost 472 in Malta, a small town in north central Montana, through six miles of construction. Loretta could not easily drive back to bring him his lunch. She had to send water back via State Patrol. But

someone had already given Don

a PB&J sandwich and water.

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.”

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