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Parking Information (please note: the VHDA lot/deck is free, but they anticipate it filling up by 6 p.m. The Federal Reserve deck is $5 per car, and walkers can cut through on the gravel path from 5th Street into the walk site)
The event takes place in Gambles Hill Park (2nd Street @ New Market Pavilion – behind the Civil War Museum and beside New Market), and the festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. Our group will meet at the Dominion tent at 5:45 p.m., and we will head over to the main stage at 6:00 for the remembrance ceremony, where a balloon will be released in Donna Edwards’ name.
Please feel free to register and join either team below:
Our Chapter is invited to join Brenda Long (Dominion Resources) once again to walk in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Light the Night” walk in honor of Donna Edwards. Brenda stated that “this will be especially somber but I know her twinkling eyes and her spirit will be shining down from heaven upon us. “
The event is Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Gambles Hill Park (2nd Street @ New Market Pavilion – it is the park behind the Civil War Museum and beside New Market). If you can and wish to join us – we would be thrilled to have you there.
Two years ago, Brenda asked Donna if it would be ok if she walked in her honor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and had a special memento made for the evening. Donna was a private person who had initially only shared her illness with a few very special friends – so it was important that she give approval to make this information public. She said yes – so we opened it up to our Chapter to join the walk. We had several reps who could make it. I am so glad Donna said yes because the night was magical. She knew she was not in this fight alone. We, her EWI friends, were there with her – along with her beloved Larry. The streets were lit with lanterns of hope for hundreds of others who were on the path that Donna was on.
We had hoped to find a cure for LLS and that Donna would beat it. She has been described as a “fighter” and indeed she was. She worked until the day before she went into the hospital for intensive treatment. Nothing was going to get her down – she had a mission. Donna was a lady of grace and quiet strength. She did amazing work through United Way… she cared deeply about those in need and will be missed by all of us.
Donna your light will continue to shine by those who were blessed to know you.