During the celebration we had exciting news to share. Our AZ Syringo Chiari Support Group was presented with a Senate Proclamation declaring the month of September as Chiari and Syringomyelia awareness month! It is very exciting to read “Now, therefore, I Jack Harper, Arizona State Senator, do hereby designate each September as Chiari and Syringomyelia Awareness Month.” Our deepest gratitude to Senator Harper!! The proclamation picture is of just a few of us from our group who contributed efforts for the walk and proclamation. The celebration included a raffle, happy winners and massages! We finished the walk and celebration listening to the wonderful music of Jay Soto. Jay was accompanied by Steve Culp on Keys, Brian Donaldson on Sax, David Small on Drums and Tony Contreras on Bass. Our thanks to these musicians for donating their time and sleep with an early morning performance!! It was the perfect end to a wonderful day! Our sincere appreciation goes to Jim Carlson and staff at the Desert Botanical Gardens!! We had a wonderful walk that went through the gardens and Papago Park. The walk path was beautiful! The stories shared and friendships made, touched hearts, and will continue for years to come. These connections and bonds made the day perfect! Thank you everyone for all your hard work, determination and commitment to making the first Walk Across America a soaring success!