Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and this is your chance to walk, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Fight for Walk you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you! Families, individuals and teams join together in a walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will walk in their communities as well.
Take a summer stroll up and down a bit of country in the city in this hidden Charleston gem! The walk is on an incline and is mildly strenuous.
On Saturday from 4p-8p the .65 mile Sunrise Carriage Trail will have musicians and actors performing along the way for a midsummer's evening treat. The walk is free to all but it is also a fundraiser for the American Lung Association in WV. For $25, participants will receive a t-shirt created by a local artisan.
Music along the Trail will include: Hillside Brass Five; a fiddle/guitar duo "Kanawha Tradition" with Bobby Taylor and Andrew Dunlap; and a viola/cello combo "Sunrise Ensemble" with Sandra Groce and Kim Graham.
At the beginning of the walk from the top near the Sunrise mansion (Farmer, Cline and Campbell offices) Governor MacCorkle, who built the mansion will greet you and offer historical commentary. He will be portrayed by Gary Brown.
Then a bit further down, "A Midsummer Nature Walk ", by Joe Wallace will feature as one of the participants Puck, the mischievous fairy from William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Along the way, Puck's hijinks lead to an abbreviated presentation of 3 scenes from the play: A scene with the 4 lovers as Puck magically makes Lysander and Demetrius fall madly in love with Helena, to the chargrin of Hermia; the second scene where Puck turns the pompous actor, Bottom, into a donkey and Titania, the queen of the fairies, falls for him; and lastly, a denouement where all is put right and the fairies and the humans dance the day away.
Down near the bottom of the Trail, there will be an original short theater piece, "Hanging Around, A Tale of Two Women", by Stevie Brigode with Mertle played by Toni M. Pilato and Bess played by Jessica Cooper. It's the tale of the two women mentioned on a Carriage Trail monument who were supposedly convicted of being spies during the Civil War at a drum head court. They are said to have been executed and buried near the Trail. The piece lasts about 8 minutes and will be done at twenty after and ten 'til each hour.
Directions The trail may be accessed from the top or the bottom: Top - Sunrise Mansion (Farmer, Cline and Campbell Law Firm) 746 Myrtle Road Bottom - Cross the South Side bridge and take second right onto Justice Row For more info contact our office at 304-342-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking Parking is available in Downtown Charleston at multiple lots and garages. Please park downtown and walk across the South Side Bridge to access the lower end of the Sunrise Carriage Trail.
Fundraising We encourage you to fundraise for the cause. This is easier than you think! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10. Please contact our office for more details 304-342-6600. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association in West Virginia.