Mission accomplished! This morning, for the 13th time, Steve Schwab has made his way from Phoenix to Rocky Point – ON FOOT! Seven days of walking brought in more than $10,000 dollars for the Mexico Children’s Foundation.
Arriving to show appreciation for the Mexico Children’s Foundations work, the mayor of Puerto Peñasco, Ernesto ‘Kiko’ Munro, as well as the mayor of Sonoyta, Heriberto Serrano, greeted Steve and thanked him for supporting local children in need.
Chaperoned to the finish line with the assistance of the local Cruz Roja, with security provided by the Municipal Police, Steve finished his seven plus days on the road. Along with Seaside’s Manager for Princesa de Peñasco, Marco Garcia, workers from Steve’s company, Seaside Reservations, Julio Peralta and others from the city’s youth organization brought the walk to a close. They committed to being a bigger part of next years walk.
Thank you also to Maria Conchita Peralta, Peñasco’s cultural liaison, for her help organizing today’s welcome.
The family of Ana Paula Medina Gonzales was on hand with a bouquet of balloons. Ana Paula received the Foundation’s help in fighting a malignant tumor. Eight years later, and now fifteen years old, she is a successful and healthy student.
Fun facts: To make this happen, Steve walked 25 miles per day a lot of the time. That’s a Marathon per day! Also, look at photos from previous walks. Same hat. Every year, the same hat and walking stick gets pulled out of the closet for another go. Then it’s back in the closet till next year!
Support is still rolling in, and we hope the final amount will be even higher. You can still be a part of helping Rocky Point’s Children. Just go to https://www.gofundme.com/MCFcharitywalk to make a donation of any amount.
Enjoy the view.