After Don’s landmark walk across America for 3000 miles this last summer, Don celebrated his 80th birthday! On his birthday, January 4, 2016 he started another walk of 1000 miles in his local King and Pierce counties in Western Washington. This time, he is also walking with a walker, an oxygen bottle and an O² face catheter – to empathize with those suffering with PH or any other lung disease.
Here are some images from his kickoff day and his birthday party:
For more info on Don and the other 50,000 miles he has walked, press releases, etc., click here to go to his About page.
Don Stevenson, Auburn’s man of sole, is about to launch his latest long-distance dedication.
Stevenson, The Pacin’ Parson, plans to walk 3,000 miles across America – from Auburn to Silver Springs, MD – to raise funds and awareness for pulmonary hypertension (PH), a high-blood pressure disease that affects the heart and lungs.
The walk officially begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 from the steps of Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Supporters are welcome to attend.
The 79-year-old Stevenson hinted last year at retirement from cross country walks after completing a 20,000 -mile trek to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society last year. But the former Marine, pastor, teacher, truck driver and firefighter has decided to walk the long road again.