SOAR Feat 2012

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Donation Button & T-Shirt Store NOW LIVE!

Great News!  The donation button and t-shirt store are now available on the SOAR website.  Click on over to the How You Can Help page to donate and get your SOAR t-shirt NOW!

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SOAR Feat 2012 Kick Off Party

Check out this video of the Send Off Party at the Seymour Center on 2/27!

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No Joke-New Start Date of the Walk is April Fool’s Day, 2012!

Sorry to say that we’ve encountered some logistical challenges that require delaying the start date of the SOAR Feat 2012 walk by about a month. I love the idea of Marching forth on March 4th, but it just is not to be. I took a look at the calendar and decided that an appropriate reset [...]

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NEWS ALERT! Story about SOAR Feat 2012 Walk to appear in April issue of AARP Bulletin

Very excited to announce that a story about the SOAR Feat 2012 Walk will appear as part of a story about caregivers in the April issue of the AARP Bulletin, which reaches 38.1 million readers!  I am honored that Many, many thanks to Suzanne LaFollette-Black, Associate State Director of Community Outreach for AARP North Carolina [...]

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Links to state-by-state SOAR Feat 2012 walking reroute

I’m also posting this Word document that includes links to the state-by-state reroutes of the SOAR Feat 2012  walking route. links_to_state-by-state_reroute_121411.doc File Size: 28 kb File Type: doc Download File

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State-by-State Rerouted SOAR Feat 2012 Taking it One Step At a Time Route

I’m posting the updated SOAR Feat 2012 state-by-state estimated miles and walking days tally, keeping in mind what a 77 year old gentleman who walked across country from west to east said “life is pretty good at three miles an hour.” rerouted_soar_feat_2012_walking_by_state_and_days_121411

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Coming Soon to a City or Town Near You…or PDC (Pretty Darn Close)

We’ve finished rerouting and remapping the SOAR Feat 2012 Walk Across the US for the Vulnerable Elderly & their Caregivers, based on what we learned on our pre-flight drive across the (former) Google route. Rerouting increased the estimated mileage from 2,800 miles to 3,039 miles. That translates into about an extra month of walking (7 [...]

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2nd Update: Virtual Walk of SOAR Feat 2012 route

Adjusting my mileage goal of 50 miles/week down to about 35 to reflect adding extra work hours over the last few weeks to cover time off in October for driving the SOAR Feat 2012 walking route. WEEK 3: Walked 36.78 miles, which puts me in South Carolina. Photo from today’s pre-flight walk of about 10 [...]

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Worked out the logistics for driving the SOAR Feat 2012 walking route in October 2011

Planning to drive the SOAR Feat 2012 walking route from Wrightsville Beach, NC to Cambria, CA from October 15-12, 2011. Purpose is to get an idea of the logistical challenges of the walk and to meet with staff from senior centers along or near the walking route. Will also spend some time with friends in [...]

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Update: Virtual Walk of SOAR Feat 2012 route

Tracking pre-flight training walks from Sept. 2011 to start of SOAR Feat 2012 walk in March 2012. Idea is to log “virtual” progress along the route. WEEK 1 (Sept. 1-6, 2011): 21.55 miles (spent a lot of time planning the logistics of the walk this week, so lower mileage) WEEK 2: (Sept. 8-14, 2011): 62.63 [...]

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