Who is Paul Duval?
- The Running Realtor
- Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
- Throughout my life I have benefited from the generosity of friends, teachers, coaches, and organizations. The list could go on. Like everyone I try to help when I can. I have always loved to run. This is a great opportunity to combine these life experiences with the boundless generosity of our community for Lorraine's Soup Kitchen. Thanks to my colleagues at Real Living Realty Professionals for their support and encouragement.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday Oct 16 Run #61
World Food Day! I completed the run in the company of friends and family today. Big thank you to Melissa Boisselle, John Goda, Gerry Boisselle, Meredith Duval, Matt Duval and Chris Duval for going the last three miles with me. We finished at the Soup Kitchen about 10:15 this morning. It was really exciting to hear the boisterous crowd as we approached the finish. It was great to see Per, Jim, Asa, Paul, Suzie, Claude, Kim, Al, Anna, Kathy, Lorraine (the founder) and more. Thank you to the Kitchen for being so supportive. Especially board member and lifelong friend, Dave Gilrein for inspiring and Director Kim Goullette for believing. The run was done for more than money but money was the primary reason. There have been many donations along the way from so many caring people. Thank you to everyone who helped so much. The tally of donations as of this morning was just over $4610. This money will be helpful to the Soup Kitchen in their mission. There are a number of donations still to come. I would like to finish by thanking a person I have never spoken to or met. Jim O'Neill who grew up in Chicopee and lives in the state of Washington reached out right from the beginning of the run with a donation, helpful suggestions and and heartfelt support for the effort. Thank you Jim. Tomorrow, I will give my feet a rest.