Auburn’s ‘Pacin’ Parson’ heads through Ohio on cross-country walk

Auburn’s Don Stevenson is walking 13,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for Huntington’s disease (HD), a progressively degenerative brain disorder.

  • Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:53pm
  • Life

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 last Friday: Don is en route to Toledo in northwest Ohio.

• 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.

• Misc: Don plans to participate in the Sept. 14 Team Hope Walk for the Cure Walkathon to the New Haven Harbor (Conn.) Lighthouse. The next morning he will march through Manhattan and arrive

at The Empire State Building

by 9 a.m.

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 www.pacinparson.org.


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