Saturday, July 19, 2008

Walking the Walk!

Sometimes, It takes a very good cause to rouse a man, or a group of men, to action. This coming week, Dan from over at All That Comes With It, and several of his buddies from across the pond, have endeavored to rise up and take such action. They will be walking the Dales Way in Yorkshire England, a path that will see them walking 78 miles over the course of 6 days. What, you may ask, would motivate this extreme group of highly skilled and highly trained athletes (see below), to slow their pace down to a walk, yes walk, for 6 whole days?


Well, they are raising funds for a very good cause. The Joesph Salmon Trust, a charity set up by Dan's good friends Neil and Rachel in memory of their son, Joseph who tragically, at 3 years old, went to sleep one night seemingly healthy and never awoke. Please consider visiting Dan's site, to read more about the walk, or more specifically to make a small donation (or large if you possibly can) to this worthy cause. Just click on the Joseph Salmon icon in the upper right corner of his site or the donate link just below. You can then spend the rest of the weekend with the wonderful feeling that you have just made the world a smaller, and better place. Because you would have done just that. Thanks.

8 comments:

Dan said...

Thanks James, I really appreciate it.

Whit said...

Right on, James.

Your comment about the athletes reminded me of a similar scene in the movie Kingpin. Too funny.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Excellent plug for a very worthy cause.

DCUrbanDad said...

Puts everything into perspective James. Glad I stopped by tonight. I will give the Mini-Kamp some extra love before bed.

James Austin said...

@Dan - Your welcome. Hope it helps a bit. BTW, I just changed the title. It was originally a take on the John Fienstein book '
A good walk spoiled' completely referring to you and your walk, and nothing to do with Joseph. Mrs. LIAYF pointed the irony out to me and I felt terrible since I hadn't even made that connection.

@Whit - I havn't seen Kingpin in quite a while, but that now sounds familiar. Makes me want to pull it out again to watch.

@Ed - Just following in other dad bloggers footsteps. Yes, a worthy cause.

@DC - Definitely makes you think and appreciate what we have. Thanks for stopping by.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Either great minds DO think alike or we are all related...

http://xbox4nappyrash.blogspot.com/2008/04/walking-walk.html

Great cause. Great action.

James Austin said...

@Xbox - I am going with great minds,...brother!

iVegasFamily said...

It's great how everyone is coming together to support such a great cause. Kudos to Dan and to you as well.