The Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer

Published June 21, 2016

Tim and his family have participated in the Avon 39 for the past SEVEN years! Here is a bit of information on exactly what it takes to run the Youth Crew and how incredibly dedicated the Deenihan's are to this cause. 


The Walk is 39.3 miles - a marathon and a half - over two days. The Youth Crew is a team of kids two young to be allowed to walk, but whose lives have each been directly touched by breast cancer in some way and who still want to help fight the disease in any way they can. Zoe has been on the Crew six years straight. This is the first year that JP and I are leading the youth crew. These kids, ranging in ages from 10-16, are selected by application from as close as Boston itself to as far afield as New Jersey, North Carolina, and even San Francisco. Every day, they are the first up and the last to bed, and in just over two days - from the Friday morning until the Sunday afternoon - rack up over 40 hours of continuous work assisting the walkers as they go. They are some of the hardest working people you’ll ever meet, and none of them even drive. They are the definition of badass and they wear it with a smile.


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