50 miles down, 20 to go!

April 27th, 2012 at 7:49 pm by under 10 On Your Side, Personalities, Uncategorized

Hey everybody…just wanted to share some photos from today…Day 3…the big one…

The gang's all here!


engine/rescue 10 CVFD














Now THAT’s an escort…fire engines and everthing! Maybe  it was because Friday also always brings out a VIP guest,76th district delegate Chris Jones. We never have to worry about him keeping up, he moved like he just heard Andy Fox was coming back with more questions about tolls…ha ha ha!!!  Actually Chris and Jimmy were stopped in their tracks by the ladies from O Doodle Doo’s donuts!

Carb loading

And now for the sweetest part of our day…little Forest, who stood outisde waiting to give us a few dollars and to say “This is for keeping the babies healthy.”

Forest makes our day!


Forest and his grandmother, Linda.









"For keeping the babies healthy."

                        The one part of our walk on Day 3 we always talk about is the Mills E. Godwin bridge…you definitely have to lean into it, but the view  sure is worth the climb.

beautiful Hampton Roads

     We stopped at the Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy, where Chris and his team are close to celebrating 30 years in business, and each year since the walk began, Bennett’s Creek has handed Jimmy band-aids, water and a check for the March of Dimes.
     At Hall Chevrolet, we caught up with old friends and new…and got an in person update on one of our favorite March of Dimes ambassador babies…Virginia.

Virginia, 4 years old!

When Virginia was born she was about the size of the purse in her hand, less than one pound. She was 17 weeks early. Now she is getting ready to start kindergarten and her mother is still very supportive of the March of Dimes as the Suffolk walk coordinator. We appreciate Erin bringing Virginia each year and are so happy to see her thriving!
After our visit with viewers, listeners and lovers of healthy babies we hit the road again to cover the last 7 miles to the Mid Town tunnel. As much as we love Day 3, we really love when it’s finished…can’t you tell?
Thanks again to the officers, deputies, fire fighters and EMT’s, Del. Jones (whose baby is in college), Jim Bowles who drives the truck and takes care of business, and everybody back at the ranch at Eagle 97.3 and WAVY Tv/FOX 43


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