RAISING AWARENESS ONE STEP AT A TIME
The article was written by The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation: Cyndec Dragoo, Communications and Development Manager
Raising Awareness One Step at a Time — Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
A SYMBOLIC JOURNEY
On October 22nd, Robin Yoder set out to walk the entire Capital Trail from Jamestown to Williamsburg to increase awareness and help raise funds to support cancer patients with transportation costs. Completing the Trail by foot is daunting enough but Robin accomplished the 51.7-mile feat by wearing a prosthetic blade.
Robin plotted out a schedule over 5 days in October for the symbolic journey. She chose this month because it was in October, 12 years ago that she took the first steps of learning a new life. A longtime triathlete with two world records for rowing, Robin lost her right leg to cancer in 2010. This season marked a time of uncertainty and deep contemplation. This was a different kind of journey but still, one that required determination and focus. Eyes forward, one step at a time. (continue)