On September 24th we will be walking in the annual Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation Walk in Hertford, NC. Why do we walk for ALS? We walk in support of our family friends and Outer Banks residents, Jim and Barbara Dixon. In April of 2013, Jim was diagnosed with ALS. I go way back with the Dixon’s, their daughter Renee and I went to Oakton High School together. Some 35 years later we are still best friends!
Several years go Mr. & Mrs. D followed their dreams and moved to the Outer Banks. They are supportive of so many people and are active in the ALS support group in Edenton. A fantastic cook, Barbara enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. Jim provides advice on fishing and home repairs.
The walk in Hertford is open to anyone who would like to attend. More than 300 people participate in the event with participants primarily from Northeastern North Carolina, but many supporters and donors come from all across the country. Registration begins at 8:00 am, the event kicks off at 9:00 am at Perquimans High School in Hertford, NC. The walk route takes you through historic Hertford, the hometown of Jim “Catfish” Hunter and ends at the gravesite of Jim “Catfish” Hunter, with each walker placing a flower on the site. A bittersweet ending to an amazing event that raises money for the fight against ALS.
If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, you can make a donation to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Foundation, P.O. 47, Hertford, NC 27944. If you would like more information about the walk or donations, please contact Jim and Barbara Dixon at PHONE: 252-261-8910, EMAIL: [email protected]