63 Laps With Lou June 2 2014

11th Anniversary of Laps With Lou to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

My name is Lou Cutler and I am a P.E. teacher at Pathfinder K – 8 in West Seattle and have been a volunteer at Make-A-Wish for the past 18 years.

Each year, as my birthday approaches, I have a pre-birthday celebration with over 500 students, staff, parents and community members by running the number of laps that correspond to my upcoming birthday. This year I will turn 63, so I and a cast of over 500 will run 63 laps, 10.5 miles.

The run not only celebrates my good health, but also is a benefit to support Make-A-Wish Washington. Over the past 10 years of the run, Pathfinder has raised over $43,000 for the local Make-A-Wish chapter.

On Monday, June 2, at 8:45 A.M., I will enjoy the best day of my year, as I witness the entire Pathfinder community come together to raise money to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

As a Boston native, I am more motivated than ever for this year's run, after witnessing in person the Boston Marathon in April. The inspiration that I received from all the runners, but especially, those who conquered their disabilities to complete the 26.2 mile run, combined with the fantastic encouragement and support I receive from the Pathfinder community will carry me through the toughest parts of the run.

I have attached a link to the TV news feature on last year's run:

http://q13fox.com/2013/05/20/self-described-non-runner-tries-62-laps-for-charity/#axzz2TsfiJ0h5

Please help by contributing any amount you can.

Thank you for your support!


Honor Roll

Carole Isakson

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$25.00

Thanks Lou!

Katie Guenther

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$25.00

Don Brubeck

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$25.00

Thank you for inspiring all the Pathfinder kids to get out and walk and run!

Anonymous

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$25.00

Andrea Yip

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$100.00

Way to go Lou!

Donna Lawson

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$20.00

Ava Lawson loved participating. Thanks for sharing your birthday this way, Lou!

Linda Ballantine

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$25.00

Margaret Mahoney

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$72.00

In support of 7-year old Blix's 9-mile run. (9 miles!)

Judith Kaufman

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$75.00

Great job, Lou!

Kay Hanafin

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$25.00

Congratulations Lou! So sorry to miss this year's event

Amy, Jim, Connor & Shea Daly-Donovan

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$63.00

Happy birthday Lou! Here's to many more ... laps, that is. :)

Janine Lee

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$25.00

Yay Lou! I feel so honored to have worked on my very first wish with the best...YOU!

David Dick

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$100.00

Louise Wetzel

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$25.00

This donation supports Ava Lawson (2nd Grade) in her run to help Mr. Cutler meet his goal.

Anonymous

Amount:

$63.00

Katherine Henderson

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$100.00

Karen Allan

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$63.00

Evan's 5th year run with Lou and the Pathfinder Community! Well done everyone.

Leonard Schlosberg

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$200.00

Eric orlin

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$126.00

Bruce Carpenter

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$63.00

Ronald Cowan

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$63.00

Sorry we can't be there at the finish line but we'll be with you in spirit. --Ron & Erica

Pamela Echeverio

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$126.00

Thomas Furin

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$63.00

Your dedication to Make-A-Wish is amazing!

Kai Toh

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$20.00

Fit enough to be a 36 year old!

William Silbert

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$100.00

Good luck you old duffer.You make our family proud. Cousin Bill

Ken Kieffer

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$100.00

Theresa Turner

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$25.00

Run, Lou, Run!

Anonymous

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$10.00

GOOD LUCK!

Cary & Lynne Johnson

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$63.00

Great cause....Go for it Lou!!