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Calvary Captain Countdown – 17 Days Until the Walkathon!

November 2, 2011

This is Abie Siegel’s second Walkathon. You may remember that she wrote us a great blog post to close out our Captain Countdown last year!

Abie is excited to walk again this year because: “I love the bond between complete strangers in these types for situations where all you know is that you are present and walking for the same reason.

Abie (right) in her red Calvary cap at last year's Walkathon!

She first got involved with Calvary through a staff member – she’s friends with our Operations Director, Catherine.  Abie is proud of the way her friend has “dedicated her professional career to helping those in need and is always will to lend a hand to her friends and family. Time spent volunteering with Calvary is something small I can do in comparison to the important work that the staff do on a daily basis and around the clock for the women of Calvary.”

Abie was pleasantly surprised last year by the number of people who supported her: “last year one of my largest donations came from a Facebook plug on my profile from an estranged colleague of mine. I was so shocked and grateful for his donation that it got me thinking about why people give or walk or volunteer. Homelessness obviously affects those with no roof over their heads but perhaps it can hit home for others on a different level for anyone. I am walking for all of the above. For the homeless and also those affected by it.”

  • To support Abie, visit her Walkathon page (here)!
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