Walking For A Cause

Damn! I hate it when people are nice.

I get lots of requests to make charity appearances. I just can’t say yes all the time. Actually, I can’t say yes most of the time. I was going to say “no” this particular time when Mary Foster asked me to walk for the Alliance For Lupus Research.

It’s a great cause, but it was a Saturday after a ‘day off’ Friday. But, there was a difference that made me say yes and not no.

About a year or two ago, my brother John Nolan, of Nolan’s Hamden Monuments made you a stone that read “sunshine” on one side and “rain” on the other so that when doing your weather forecasts, you would have it inscribed in stone. I am hoping you remember this.

Damn! I hate it when people are nice.

John Nolan did make me a very cool sign from what I assume was scrap granite. And then he refused my offer of money to pay for it. Every once in a while I drag it into work so I can claim the forecast is carved in stone.

PIC-0156I went to Sleeping Giant State Park this morning and walked with a hundred or so volunteers. That’s a really good response for the first year. It was my second consecutive day on the trail, but lots of the folks walking were attempting this hike for the first time, which made me feel good.

Life is mainly good for me. If I can help a group like this get some attention for their cause, it only makes things better.

2 thoughts on “Walking For A Cause”

  1. Hi Geoff,

    Thank you very much for spending the day with us. Erika is a very special person to me. She brings me inspiration, hope and drive. I wear the Lupus bracelet to remind me to keep driving forward no matter how difficult things become.

    She’s a brilliant little woman who’s going to make a tremendous doctor some day (or whatever she decides to do). If I can make just a bit of difference by raising a few dollars then my life would have been worth something.

    Thank you again and I hope you can do this again with us next year.

    Kevin Moker

    P.S. Thank you for the link to the Digtial EOS tutorial site. I hope to know these things as well as you some day.

  2. Hi Geoff,

    Thank you so much for coming and sharing in our day. It really meant a lot to us to have you take time out of your day to help support our cause.

    My daughter, Erika is my little hero. She does not let this disease get the best of her. I see her fight it everyday which in turn helps me to push myself in the fight to find a cure.

    So, thank you again from the bottom of my heart for helping to make this day a success. We raised close to $15,000, which did not reach our goal, but I think for the first year was is a good start.

    I hope that you will keep us in mind again for next year!

    Thanks so much!

    Laura Poquette

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