Silver Spring, Md. (June 10, 2017) – At age 81, PHA advocate and supporter Don Stevenson, also known as the “Pacing Parson,” completed his most recent walk in support of PH on June 2, 2017 at the Auburn City Hall in Auburn, Wash. The retired minister and former U.S. Marine previously made national news when he began a 3,000-mile journey from Auburn to the PHA headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. in 2015 just shy of his 80th birthday. He has continued his journey in raising awareness for PH and funds to support PHA’s programs with three additional walks, including two 1,000-mile benefits and his most recent 500-mile walk in Washington state. A daily distance walker in excellent health, Stevenson has journeyed a total of 5,500 miles in support of the PH community.

He promises that this will not be his last walk, and plans to conclude his twenty years of walking in service to others sometime next year, noting, “I feel I have a few more miles left in these ‘old’ legs and my heart.” The entire PH community thanks him for his tireless dedication.

To support The Pacing Parson’s latest fundraising walk, please make a donation on his behalf here.

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