Saturday, October 24, 2009

Colin Skinner Walking 6000 Miles for Hospice

Colin Skinner
Colin Skinner (photo from his blog)
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Colin Skinner is walking 6000 miles. For the second time!

In 1988, the Skinner, a PhD in Molecular Biology, set out to walk across Britain, the USA and parts of Canada to reach the Golden Gate Bridge. Now, he's doing it all again, but this time for a cause.

In 2003 his mother died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 59. She did not have the advantages of hospice care, and Skinner wants to raise money so that everyone who needs it can benefit from hospice. Colin has written a book about his journey, called Beyond the Setting Sun, and the proceeds go to hospices across the world.

He has been in Michigan for several days, and is in Sault St. Marie tonight. At many of his stops he spends time at the local hospice. In Port Huron he visited a woman who is receiving help from Blue Water Hospice. "Without Blue Water Hospice I don't know what I would have done." the woman explained. "I have to work to keep money coming in and to receive medical insurance. The support that Blue Water has given me is wonderful."

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