(This is a guest post by Alf Todd)
“Why have ‘t we heard from Alf?”, you ask; oh, you didn’t ask! Well, here I am; I’m breaking my silence. Actually, I haven’t posted anything because I’m embarrassed about how technologically challenged I am.
I just want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. From the 14 incredible riders to the awesome support team to the amazing groups and individuals to the shops and stores (who blessed us with amazing meals and snacks). Again I say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
When I first got the vision for “shakin’ the rock”, I had no idea how far reaching it would be. We were hoping to raise upwards of $30,000 to go towards research and support. As of today (June 28) we have raised well over $22,000. A “let down”?; not at all. Look at the bigger picture. The unity that has come as a result of support groups working together has been so very rewarding. To my knowledge, the Island has never seen such support for Parkinson’s. It has been a real privilege to have been a part of this project.
If I were to start individually naming names, I’d surely miss some one. However, those of you who know me would be disappointed if I didn’t say “THANKS” to God for his help, love and support. Will we see “shakin’ the rock” again? I’ll keep you in suspense.
Have a great summer and God bless you.
— Alf Todd