Wednesday, February 23, 2005

These Shoes Are Made for Walkin'

I got an email from Greg Reisen, a friend of Bill Holden. Bill is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and 56-year-old teacher who, after having seen the Ron Santo documentary "This Old Cub," vowed to walk from Camp Verde, Arizona, to Wrigley Field in Chicgao, to raise money to cure Type 1 Diabetes. (Santo, the All-Star 3rd baseman for the Chicago Cubs, lost both legs to Type 1 Diabetes and is the first and only major league ballplayer with the disease.) I blogged about Bill here; many of you know how much his walk means to me, as a mom of a child with Type 1 Diabetes.

Greg writes: "[Bill left] Big Spring, Texas [Monday] morning heading for Colorado City and Sweetwater, Texas. We've had lots of newspaper coverage and expect the story to go nationwide at some point soon. Perhaps when Bill gets to Dallas."

Bill's already made it to the Texas border. Follow his heroic walk, and donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in his name, here.

Dallas Morning News article here, registration free but required.