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Stories

Virtual Walkathon: A Remarkable Event Because of a Remarkable Community

rsz 20200502 113653Not knowing what to expect or even how to create something meaningful out of 27 years of a known entity was daunting. But this community responded with kindness and generosity to LifePath’s 2020 Virtual Walkathon. Even though we weren’t together, the spirit was palpable as viewers joined to watch the presentation in real time and post-premiere, images from the day appeared in our inbox, good will messages were shared, and collected donations continue to flow in. It has been simply remarkable.

This community responded with kindness and generosity to LifePath’s 2020 Virtual Walkathon.

We have so much to be grateful for.

More than 250 viewers watched the virtual presentation that can be found on YouTube by searching for LifePath Virtual Walkathon. The fact that individuals take part for all kinds of reasons is heartening - to support the programs and services LifePath provides, in memory of loved ones, to stay active with purpose, and because they or someone they know has benefitted from what we and our partners do every day.

Lynne Feldman, Director of Community Services, with two sons in Walkathon t-shirtsTeam members took advantage of raising funds through personalized online links as well as reaching out in traditional ways. Fantastic totals have come in from 14 teams plus additional individual fundraisers. We also understand that teams that have previously participated are simply postponing their fundraising but plan to come through. Though preliminary tallies are in, we will wait a little longer to report out final tallies. The dedication of both fundraisers and donors is what makes them the heart and soul of this event.

Participants and donors voiced encouragement and gratitude for the agency and the fundraisers who stepped up:

  • Walk2020PhoebeWalker1Thank you for all you do to help our seniors.
  • I'm glad to participate in this Walkathon effort!
  • A fan of LifePath for years!
  • For the good of all.
  • Thank you for asking for our help.
  • I am grateful for LifePath's ability to help people!
  • Go girl go!
  • Thank you for providing meals and care for the seniors in our community.
  • It's an honor to contribute.
  • Keep up the good work. You are wonderful.
  • Happy to support you and this great organization.

Sponsors, among their own emerging needs, found a way to continue to be the backbone of this event with contributions nearing $20,000. Businesses such as Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Rockridge, Victory Home Healthcare, and many more, lay the groundwork for our success and enable LifePath to provide programs and services to consumers. We truly appreciate your support.

Please keep your feel-good efforts and gifts coming. Thank you so very much for your part in making LifePath's Virtual Walkathon one to remember.

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