71.5 Miles to the Finish

September 09, 2016

As I write this blog, I’m on my way to Sarria, a small town in northwestern Spain, to meet up with Bill Barkeley for the final week of his hike along the Camino de Santiago.

I introduced you to Bill earlier this year. Bill is a deaf-blind adventurer who has tackled some of the world’s toughest terrain while spreading a message of breaking down barriers. He’s hiking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile journey from France to Spain, to raise awareness about Usher Syndrome. I’m joining him for the final 71.5 miles from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.

While Bill has been traversing the first 400 or so miles of the trail, I’ve been training on the streets of Sacramento and Manhattan (as you can see here) with a loaded pack, knowing that the 71.5 miles along the Camino will be an entirely different experience. It will provide me with some much-needed time to disconnect and reflect on my first year as CEO and think about what’s to come in the future. And frankly, I’m just hoping to keep up with Bill.

I’m proud to support Bill in his efforts to raise awareness for Usher Syndrome, and VSP Global is supporting him every step of the way. I encourage you to learn more about Bill’s mission and, if you can, donate to support his cause.

See you all at the finish line!


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