Bring your leashed dog out on what promises to be a beautiful morning, for a lovely walk through pure nature -- in the middle of our city. This benefit walk is not quite two miles, with one hill going out and one coming back. The trail is gently sloping and fairly wide, with a surface of mostly packed dirt, gravel, and some mulch.
All proceeds from A Walk on a Trail benefit the Steven Faloon Memorial Endowment Fund, established by Steven's family and friends who have organized countless fundraisers to honor his memory. Steve Faloon was a remarkable and gifted young man who died at age 23 of aplastic anemia. This endowment supports the ongoing needs of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. This walk has been organized since it's inception by Steve's mother, Pat Faloon.
The Steve Faloon Trail was dedicated by the City of Pittsburgh in honor of a Pittsburgh local hero.
As a Carnegie Mellon University student, a high school teacher, a competition runner, an actor and musician, Steve was loved and admired by his teammates, colleagues, family and friends. In 1981, Steve died of aplastic anemia -– an incurable disease at the time. The Steve Faloon trail route was chosen because it was his favorite. The trail was noted in the October 2001 issue of Runner’s World as “one of the top 20 best urban trails on the continent.”
Highlights of the day include:
• Treats for the dogs from BURTON’S TOTAL PET stores of Pittsburgh
• Rainbow the Clown
• Many GREAT raffle prizes
• Participants receive “A Tale of a Trail,” a book on Steve Faloon’s remarkable life, plus a super-clip mini-pen
$15 Adult participants
View and print an event flyer/entry form at .http://www.givetochil.... This document also includes a map of the event starting point within Schenley Park. Directions to Schenley Park can be obtained via Google Maps.
• Please print and complete the entry form
• Make checks payable to: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION
• Send check and entry form to: Pat Faloon
926 Gladys Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216