September was an exciting month. We went to Alabama for a week long vacation at a wonderful resort. A very nice time was had. And I walked some beautiful miles along Mobile Bay, and around Point Clear. Really nice. Porpoises, sunsets. Fishing from the pier with a cane pole. Pool lounging. You know, vacation.
I walked in a pitcher plant bog one morning.
We also really enjoyed the Live Oaks, and the sunsets.
My total miles for September are 45.71. See the previous post below to understand why that is important. I hope there are others doing this with me. Thank you if you are.
You have all seen my monthly post, repeated again below. And you also know that last month I learned another of my friends has Parkinson’s disease. So as promised, I am doubling my monthly contribution to the Michael J Fox Foundation to $2.00 per mile.
First published September 5th, 2018:
My dear friend is battling Parkinson’s Disease. He has been for awhile. My Grandfather ( not the one you already know, but my paternal Grandfather) also had this disease. Please take a few minutes to read and understand a little about Parkinson’s.
Ok, Brad, that’s a sad story, but what can I do about it? Well, I am glad you asked, because here is what we are going to do about it.
For every mile I log, through 2019, starting on September 1st 2018, I am going to make a donation to Parkinson’s research. And I am asking that you do the same thing too. I am pledging $1.00 for every mile that I log, but you could do whatever is comfortable for you.
I have logged about 120 miles this year so far, but I am going to be more diligent about logging all of my miles, so that number will go up. I will post my total miles here at the end of each month, and we can all go directly to http://www.michaeljfox.org to make our donation. Just click on the green tab in the upper corner. While you are there, read a little about their research.
I will also, for the same period of time, donate 30% of the proceeds from the sale of any of my paintings to this organization.
Thank you for your support!