Monday, August 27, 2007

Trail Hike Changed Jeff Alt

"Appalachian walk changed Alt; 2,160-mile journey cemented his commitment to Walk for Sunshine" is the headline over Steve Pollick's column in the 26 August 2007 Toledo (OH) Blade.

Ten years ago, Jeff Alt of Toledo, completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail raising money to support
"the programs of Sunshine, Inc., of Northwest Ohio, in Monclova Township. That is where his brother, Aaron, 34, who has cerebral palsy, has resided for 15 years.

"Since completing the rugged, challenging Georgia-to-Maine trail, Alt has joined an annual Walk for Sunshine to raise additional funds for the home's programs. In nine years the walks and the hike have raised more than $125,000 to benefit persons with disabilities served by Sunshine."
And this year's Walk with Sunshine is coming up on 8 September.

Alt has also revised and expended his published account of his hike, A Walk for Sunshine.

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