Hey everybody…just wanted to share some photos from today…Day 3…the big one…
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!
Officer Hale of the Newport News police department took this picture of me and Jimmy on her trusty steed after we finished today’s 14 mile stretch! She and her fellow officers from Newport News, York County and Hampton all did an excellent job once again. Thanks to all.
ou won’t find a more committed guy than Jimmy Ray. This is the 20th time Eagle 97.3′s morning man-child has gone the distance for the March of Dimes.
It’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by since the last Walk for Babies, but here we are again ready to walk 70 miles from Williamsburg to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
While Jimmy Ray and I are on the road, people passing by are always asking what are you doing this for? and really it’s an awareness-raising stunt so people will want to learn more about the March of Dimes.
We are both so grateful for the healthy babies in our lives and WAVY TV and Eagle 97.3 and all the organizations that support the walk want to do everything we can so that all babies have that chance at a healthy start and hopefully when people see how much fun Jimmy Ray and I have fun walking together they will want to find a walk in their community and also pitch in to help the babies.
This year is Jimmy’s 20th walk and my 10th and it’s also extra special for me because a few days ago I found out I’m going to be an Auntie. Because there is a possibility of some complications my little niece or nephew may be born a little early, it’s a concern but not as scary as it would be without the March of Dimes. Knowing that because of this organization doctors will know what to do if this little baby can’t go full term is a comfort to my brother, his wife and our whole family.
Over the years, we’ve met many families with a story like that and we look forward to hearing their latest chapters again this year.
Make sure you stop and see us along the way!
Check out my Twitter page for updates throughout the walk.
When you look at the horizon, it seems far away, and when it comes to “the end of the earth” you can never reach it! Unfortunately, sometimes that is the way some school children look at their future! I was proud to lend a hand to the “Horizons” program for youth at recent career fair. Norfolk Collegiate School opened its doors Friday July 29th to students from around the area, and many professionals from the community gave their time to encourage, inform and inspire.
The actual horizon may be an illusion, but “Horizons” is letting kids know that adulthood is not far away, and their goals are not out of reach. Thanks for including WAVY TV and FOX 43!
Just wanted to share a story I did for the Hampton Roads Show a few months back. Make it a meaningful day.
Hi everybody! Check out these photos from Saint John the Apostle Catholic School…they had their annual “Book Parade” Friday morning and I was thrilled to help emcee this special event once again. The children decorated giant book covers and even dressed up as some of their favorite literary characters. Great job SJA!
Saturday was the Norfolk leg of the walk…and it went great! Wonderful weather…great encouragement from folks along the way, and as always, great support from our local police forces…Sunday morning brings the last 8 miles for a grand total of 70 before we hit the ocean front in Virginia Beach for the March for Babies! See you at 24th street park!
What a way to start the day Friday morning….seeing this sign as I headed out to Isle of Wight County to meet Jimmy Ray for the thrid day of our walk for babies!
The Carrollton Volunteer Rescue squad always goes all out for the March of Dimes, and for the Eagle walk…the fellas even gave me a lift to the start of today’s walk in Engine 10!
Delegate Chris Jones hung in for a few miles before he had to get back to work in the state capitol,
And then it was just me and Jimmy Ray…walking for babies! At Hall Chevrolet we were happy to see one of our favorite MOD success stories…little Virginia who ia three years ond now considering she was born weeks early!
Thanks again to Erin, Virginia
and everyone who came out to suuport the March of Dimes and team Eagle/WAVY TV 10!! Jimmy and I willknock out another 12 on Saturday and finish up Sunday morning!