On October 18, 1972, it was 13 degrees and sunny as three men began walking from the steps of the capitol in St. Paul with the goal of walking 3,087 miles to San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. They arrived on January 29, 1973, having raised both money and awareness to support education, housing and healthcare in San Lucas.
Fifty years later that development work has continued, grown and changed a whole community: educating over 20,000 children, building hundreds of homes and bringing affordable healthcare to communities who had never seen a doctor.
Want to be a part of history? Come have a beer with us. Tuesday, October 18, fifty years to the day, from 5-7 pm, Friends of San Lucas is hosting a Pint Night at Dual Citizen Brewery, 725 Raymond Ave., in St. Paul.
$1 of every pint sold will be donated to the Walk and we will be accepting additional donations to help us reach our goal of sponsoring every mile originally walked. Mile sponsorships are $300, which times 3,087 miles, means we can raise over $900,000 to support the life-changing programs of the Mission!
Even the longest walk can begin with a pint of beer. Come have yours with us.