Helaine and I got there around 9:00. The place was already filling up.
I’ve told the story before. Basically, I was introduced to JDRF and it resonated with me. I help publicize it when I can. FoxCT/WCCT ran a public service announcement for this event this year. That was very nice of my station and I’m proud to have helped make it happen.
On the day of the walk my job is to be your host, shmooze and mingle. We had around three thousand people today. It was as full as it’s ever been! It’s worth clicking on the streetview shot to see.
I also make the announcements from the stage. Johnny Rozz at Sound Spectrum comes with a full deejay setup. That makes it a lot easier.
I know a lot of people are bothered by crowds. Maybe it’s just something you get used to? Large groups don’t intimidate me.
Though the walk is three times around the campus most people do it just once. No one is checking. Everyone gives the full amount pledged. Don’t tell.
A number of people came to me this morning and said they missed me. That either means either they don’t know about my tumultuous winter or they haven’t switched.
Excuse me. Shameless plug follows.
All I ask is watch once. Take a test drive. FoxCT delivers a better assembled, more thoughtful newscast. We’re on at 10p and 11p every night.
If you can make the walk next year, I’d love to see you.