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:
Please help by contributing any amount you can.
Thank you for your support!