This Saturday – May 7th, my Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago will begin.
As some of you know, I am doing this to raise awareness and funds for ME/CFS research (donate here if you haven’t: https://www.justgiving.com/mhsuttonlongwalk).
I’m doing this long walk because I was inspired by my best friend Joel, who is fighting ME/CFS and also other sufferers of this condition to whom it would be a dream to just set foot and walk for 100 yards.
As an ME/CFS sufferer at home, there are two very easy and fun ways you can “join” me on this walk.
You can do both!
First: Participate on the Dedication Day:
(This is kind of urgent – the first dedication day is Saturday May 7th – when I will dedicate 22km of my Camino – so please hurry.)
How it works: I dedicate each day of this 12 day walk to an ME/CFS sufferer – tell your story, share a picture of you that day and help show the world that just because governments aren’t taking this seriously enough, it doesn’t mean it isn’t serious.
- Just fill in this form some information about you and your experience of ME/CFS so I can create a dedication page from there https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xLTpxWNUnsGj6dKn-wpmDJsRRnQeBD5uMdFznoWbD14/viewform Rest assured: Your details will never be shared with anyone and your email will only be used to correspond with you about this event for ME/CFS awareness.
- On the day dedicated to you, I’ll take a picture with you from the walk (you’ll need a special app for this on an Android phone).
- I’ll put the page up and you can see what will be published – and get to make any changes
- If you know anyone with this condition and want a day dedicated to them, feel free to send and share this post
Second way: Put your music on my playlist, so I can listen to your recommendations during the walk.
The walk is going to be 255 km over 12 days, I would need to pack some music too! So feel free to add what you think I should “pack” with me here: Mike’s Camino Playlist
To stay updated with the walk and the daily dedications, please ‘like’ the walk Facebook page here
REMEMBER: YOU CAN DO BOTH!
Any comments or suggestions, just reply to this thread. I look forward to hearing your stories.
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