Monday, April 26, 2010
Walking for MS is a VPR tradition
Saturday, a team of VPR staff, friends, wee toddlers and even some doggies participated in the MS Walk. This is the fifth year our team has assembled for the walk in Burlington to raise money for the local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The VPR team is called Wayne's World in support of Wayne Perry, a former VPR staffer who has MS.
As the Walk is always scheduled for late April, it seems to coincide with the onset of beautiful Spring weather. This year's walk did not disappoint. We had a gorgeous, sunny morning during which we ambled six miles along the lake shore, through downtown Burlington's neighborhoods and down Church Street.
It's a great ocassion for us to help a worthy charity, get some fresh air, walk off that extra layer of winter girth (at least in my case) and catch up with our co-workers. Our team included super VPR volunteer Eugenia Saganich and amazing fundraiser Carol More, who has MS.
As we cross the finish line each year, Wayne is there to greet us with a large smile, thanking us for our efforts. Seeing Wayne makes it all worthwhile for our walkers.