Why We Walk

To follow up Tuesday’s post from Walkathon veteran Kris Thompson, one of Calvary’s newest staff members is sharing why she’s walking with Calvary this year. Read on to hear why Walk first-timer Lisa Buchs is excited to walk on October 27th

How did you first get involved with Calvary?

I moved from Boston to DC this past summer and joined Calvary’s staff as the Grant Writer.

How many years have you participated in the Walkathon? 

This is my first one!

Tell us why you are walking this year (and why you are walking for Calvary, specifically)?

I’m walking to help build community and get the word out. I’m still new to Calvary, but from the moment I walked through the door, I was sold. I’m so inspired by the stories of women changing their lives here. I’m excited to get out there and help drum up support for our programs!

Who else are you walking with? 

I’m excited to be walking as part of the staff team. My family is all out in the Midwest, but I think there will be a few virtual walkers in the bunch.

What are you most looking forward to about Calvary’s walk at our new home on Good Hope Road?

I’m looking forward to a walk through Calvary’s new neighborhood in Anacostia – and getting to spend a morning with other folks who love Calvary.

What is your favorite thing about fall?

Soup! I’m a big soup fan, so I love the moment I can break out my pot and start cooking.

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