THE 2015 OVERNIGHT WALK
The 2015 Overnight Walk was my third time participating in this powerful fundraising event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Each year I learn something new about myself.
2013 Washington, DC
Our team had 3 people. It was my first walk and I was not physically prepared. I did 1 training walk and bought a new pair of walking shoes for the 16-18 mile walk. We did it.
I learned I should have trained more and that I should set me goals higher.
2014 Philadelphia, PA
Our team had the same 3 people. I opted to volunteer as a crew instead of walking in the actual walk. The walk ended on the actual 4th anniversary of Siwe's death. Whew. LOTS of deep breaths.
I learned about the strength, love and kindness of strangers bound by a common cause. #suicideprevention
2015 Boston, MA
Our team expanded to 4 people. We walked with approximately 2000 people. We collectively raised almost $3MM!!! The majority of the walk was in the cold wind and rain. #ilikeithot
I was physically prepared for this walk from my consistent Bikram yoga practice. I was mentally prepared for the walk. I was NOT prepared for the inclement weather. Cold! Rain! Sleep deprivation! Well my team taught me about teamwork. I learned that when we come together all things are possible. I don't know if i would have completed that particular walk without them in front of me and behind me. I got it...
I build community. I collect fine things... PEOPLE. These fine people create my village. I am blessed to have them. THEY are the reason I am strong.
WE ARE OUR BROTHER'S KEEPERS.
Who do you keep?
Who keeps you?