Just pull up your shoelaces


Almost a year ago, there was an Ear story about Anna Harrington of Meridian, Idaho, who left Astoria to walk across 14 states to Boston to raise money and awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.annaswalk.com).

She had wanted to walk across the U.S. for a worthy cause since she was 12, but what inspired her to finally hit the road was her nephew, Matthew Harrington, who developed scoliosis, and was treated at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. “My walk across America is my way to show my appreciation for all they did to help my nephew,” she said.