Senior Newlywed Couple to Walk 515 Miles for Charity
Newlyweds Nan O'Brien (59) & David Webb (58) will start their marriage together by making a difference. They will each walk a million steps along the Camino de Santiago on the northern coast of Spain for five charities: ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease; COPD; the International Lyme Association; Orphans International Worldwide; and the Open Doors Foundation (providing physical therapy for the disabled).
The 59-year old bride and 58-year old groom will be walking not only for themselves, but for five worthy charities. The charities are: ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease; COPD; the International Lyme Disease Association; Orphans International Worldwide; and The Open Doors Foundation (providing physical therapy to the disabled). All of the charities are excitedly supporting this philanthropic Honeymoon Walk.
Profiles, stories, and letters of support from each of the charities, along with a short video by the couple talking about the upcoming Honeymoon Walk, can be found on the couples’ website: www.HoneymoonWalkForCharity.com. Donations can be made directly to the charities via the couples’ website. In addition, website visitors can follow the couple on their 6-7 week journey on Google Maps. And, the newlyweds will be checking in via Facebook Live to speak about their progress; and also will be filming their adventure, and uploading the videos to YouTube.
Not only will Nan and David raise money from their Honeymoon Walk itself, but the couple intends to keep their giving alive in several ways after their remarkable journey. First, Nan is a published author, and she will be writing a book about their journey. The couple has pledged that 100% of the proceeds they receive from book sales will be donated equally to the five charities. Secondly, the couple intends to make their walk an annual event as long as they are physically able, by making an “anniversary walk for charity” in subsequent years for different charities, along different world routes.
Said O’Brien and Webb: “It is our hope that we will inspire others to commit to celebrating the joy of marriage, with the joy of helping others. We are so excited to make this walk and to make a difference!”
For more information, please visit www.HoneymoonWalkForCharity.com; call Jessie Upson at 1.802.316.3039 or +34.685.522.995; or email contact@HoneymoonWalkForCharity.com.