Sunday, August 10, 2008

5 days and counting...

only 5 days til Kate and I will be walking, starting in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium.

thanks to the following for their donations:
  • Carole Schlessinger of Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge;
  • Thomson Kao of HSH; and
  • my sister, Jessica Piper and her family (Tom, Zach and Trey).

My total raised to date is now at $3,101. Keep those donations coming! I hope to see some of you at the cheering stations over the weekend.

more news later on this KBS station.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Route and Cheering Station Info

finally, the info you've all been waiting for: the route and locations of good places to cheer us on!

Friday, August 15: 18.6 miles We will begin at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. From here, the day’s journey will bring us through a mix of residential neighborhoods and small towns, all of them delighted and excited to see us! We will walk through Foxborough Town Center, head to Sharon’s Town and finally Canton Town Center.

Cheering Stations for Friday:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Shaw's Plaza, 780 S. Main St, Sharon, MA 02067
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cobbs Corner in Front of Starbucks 95 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

Saturday, August 16: 20.7 miles On Saturday, we will enjoy a walk filled with trails and parks. Heading back towards Canton, the morning will include a walk through Ponkapoag Pond (I hope we don't get wet!). From here, the route travels through Randolph and Avon before heading to a scenic park in Brockton. The day will end walking through Stoughton’s quaint Town Center.

Cheering Stations for Saturday:
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Shaws Supermarket Parking Lot along Highland Ave, 121 Memorial Parkway, Randolph, MA 02368
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,457 Oak St, Brockton, MA 02301

Sunday, August 17: 15.0 miles On Sunday, we will board a bus from our campsite to the Blue Hills Reservation. Beginning next to Houghton’s Pond, we will walk through the beautiful residential neighborhoods of Milton before heading to Milton’s Town Center. We will then head to Quincy, where will enjoy a beautiful stroll along the Massachusetts Bay. Our journey will come to an end as we head to the University of Massachusetts to reunite with family and friends for the Closing Ceremony.

Cheering Station for Sunday:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm Quincy Shore Dr between Fenno St & West Elm Avnue, Quincy, MA 02170

we hope to see some Will Walk for Boobs supporters along the route. keep those donations coming! more news later on this KBS station.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

15-mile walk and more thanks

Yesterday I did a 15-mile walk, starting at 6 AM (on a Saturday too - UGH!) from Carson Beach in South Boston. It was supposed to be 18 miles total but despite the tape job, my cranky right ankle protested enough that I stopped at 15 miles.

Thanks to the following new donors since my last post:
  • Chuck Hale from MassHighway;
  • Ray Hebert from HSH;
  • Guy Busa from HSH; and
  • Adrien Lane from HSH.

My total raised is around $2,900. Please keep those donations coming - I'd like to beat last year's total. Together, Kate and I have raised $5,612. =-D

Thanks to everyone!

I hope to have the route to post soon. more news later on this KBS station.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Will Walk for Boobs team training

Kate and I walked about 8 miles today around Boston. It was a gorgeous day to be walking around Boston!

My right ankle is giving me the same tendinitis problems I had during the walk last year. I'm going to have to teach myself how to tape it like the trainer did at the walk. That tape job totally saved me!

Thanks to Adel Foz from Stantec for his donation! My total to date is $2,591. Kate has reached her required goal of $2,200, too ($2,221 to be exact)! Keep those donations coming! We appreciate all the support.

In other news, the walk will be starting at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, and ending at U-Mass Boston. Once I know the routes for each day, I'll post them here. Watch this space for more info about cheering locations.

more news later on this KBS station.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Friday Friday...more walking

i actually woke up before my alarm went off this morning, got up, and walked 3 miles before work. it was another beautiful morning along the Charles River. i tried to take a photo of Beacon Hill from the Longfellow Bridge, but alas, I fail operating my camera phone, so no photo. pity because it was a really spectacular sight.

thanks to Sarah Kurpiel of HSH, who donated to both mine and Kate's walks. =-D

keep those donations rolling (and the money came rolling in...)!

happy Friday!
more news later on this KBS station.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

quick lunchtime update

I walked 2.5 miles this morning before work. It was a beautiful morning for a walk by the river, through the public garden, etc.

You'd never know it was sunny this morning by looking out the window now - gloomy and drizzling. =(

Thanks to Arnie Bloch from HSH for his donation to my walk.

Thanks also to Gretchen Von Grossmann of Von Grossmann & Company and Dan Dulaski of Traffic Solutions for donating to my teammate Kate's walk. If there are others who donated to Kate and I didn't see your names on her honor roll, thanks to you too.

Keep those donations coming, and we'll keep walking!

more news later on this KBS station.

Friday, June 20, 2008

training and fundraising updates

I'm over my minimum now, nearly $2,500 and counting!

Thanks to the following new donors since my last post:

  • Neil Boudreau, State Traffic Engineer, MassHighway;
  • Wood Hill Middle School, Andover, MA (and Mr. Brodeur's students); and
  • Ocean State Signal Company in Smithfield, RI.

Dad and Rose have been here for the last 2 weeks, so not much training has been happening. Last weekend, we poured 900 lbs. of concrete into my front steps to replace a couple that were cracked. I guess the labor of mixing and pouring concrete falls into the "cross training" category. I walked 4 miles yesterday around downtown and the Back Bay. This weekend, I'll log in some more miles.

In other news, my friend Kate Monsalvatge and I have formed team Will Walk for Boobs. Kate still needs to raise a little under $1,000, so if you are considering donating, please consider donating to her and helping our team. You can search her name to get to her personal page or search for team Will Walk for Boobs. Keep those donations coming! We appreciate the support!

more news later on this KBS station.