One Million Steps for VAS

Peggy McGee

Valley Assistance Services (VAS) will be having its first-ever fundraising walk on Saturday, March 26, on the La Posada campus. There will be two options: an eight-mile route that is suitable for those with walkers or a two-mile walk on a dirt path. Opening ceremonies, with a flag raising by Naval Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from Sahuarita High School, will start at 8 a.m. The walks will begin at 8:15 a.m. Check-in is at Posada Java between 7 and 8 a.m. The cost to participate in the walk will be $25 for adults and $15 for students younger than 18. For those wishing to walk with a dog (must be on a leash), there is an extra $5 fee per dog. Cash or checks should be made payable to VAS.

Commemorative T-shirts will be given to the first 200 applicants. Applications can be picked up at VAS, 3950 S. Camino del Heroe, in the Springs development, or from Quail Creek resident Peggy McGee, [email protected] or 520-207-6188. Applications are also available online at

Walkers, as well as those not available to walk on March 26, may consider making a $100 “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” donation to recognize an important person in their lives. These signs will be placed along the two-mile route.