Friday, September 28, 2007

Take a walk

I know this is short notice, but it's the best I can do.

Tomorrow morning, September 29, I'm going to participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk at the Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village. The walk starts at 11:00 am, and the proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

A bunch of us were going to form a team to raise money, but we got our act together too late; so now a few of us are registered as individuals. There's no registration fee, and there's no minimum amount of money that you have to raise. I suppose you could just grab a cup of coffee, show up and walk through the woods for a while to show your support if you wanted.

Here's a map. The event is taking place at Groves 5 & 6; the entrance is off Higgins Road (IL 72).

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wish everyone a lot of success in this walk. I hope the weather is glorious.

Dale said...

Yeah, this doesn't sound suspicious at all, a cop who's been mixing drinks saying 'meet me in the woods'.

Now that that's out of the way, have a good walk Bubs!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

LOL at Dale's comment.

Have a good time for a good cause my man.

lauralu said...

Looks like you had a great day for a walk, bubs.

I bet the walk in the woods with all the fresh air and sunshine was great.

jewgirl said...

So, news!?!? How was the walk?

Bubs said...

Jewgirl, the walk was nice. They started doing them in the Chicago area 4 years ago, and the first one had 40 people. Yesterday there were around 800. The day was beautiful. It's the same forest preserve I do a lot of my running in, and it was nice to just stroll through and enjoy the scenery, while still making money for a good cause. It was sobering to look around at all those people and realize that each person was there because someone they loved committed suicide.

Laura, yes it was.

Dr MVM, thanks

Dale...hah! Indeed, the irony of me inviting anyone to the cesspool of substance abuse and deviancy that is a Cook County Forest Preserve is pretty rich.

Barbara, thanks