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IntroductionDay 1-3Day 4-6Day 7 – Final Morning Day Seven August 17, 2008 The patter of the rain on the tents had been comforting through the night; the leakage into the tents ..was not. Some stayed relatively dry; some slept floating on their air mattresses; Lena gave up and moved next […]

Day 7 – Final Morning


IntroductionDay 1-3Day 4-6 Day 7 – Final Morning Day Four August 14, 2008 We rose at five for an early start, and were on the road by 7 am. We walked to the end of Lake Bogoria, along the lake shore, and saw many animals: zebra, warthog, jackals and more […]

Day 4-6


IntroductionDay 1-3Day 4-6 Day 7 – Final Morning Day One August 11, 2008 We get up as the sun begins to rise, pack up, and prepare for today’s hike. The camels arrive at our camp about 7:00 and we stage our packs for loading on the camels. We have a […]

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Dennis is a telecommunications sales and marketing professional who took part in Proper Walk 2006. Dennis became part of the walks when Michael Farley surprised him at his 50th birthday gala. During a euphoric moment, Dennis told Michael if he ever did another Proper Walk, he would go. The rest […]

Dennis Wininger – San Francisco, CA


Ashley has been an artist since she declared herself one at the age of 5. She is now the author and/or illustrator of over 40 children’s picture books including Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy Go Camping, Me Baby,You Baby, Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie jar?, and the Miss […]

Ashley Wolff – San Francisco, CA


A former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with 11 years in Africa, Proper Walk 2008 will be Tommy’s 86th trip to the African continent. Having joined Michael on the 2006 walk along the Ewaso Nyiro River, Tommy is very much looking forward to the upcoming walk benefiting the Children of Makindu. […]

Tommy Allen – Goochland, VA



Emily is a recent graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in International Relations. She is currently working as a public policy intern for the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington D.C., an organization dedicated to expanding health care access for the medically underserved through community-based health centers. […]

Emily Walsh – Baltimore, Maryland


Michael Farley first introduced Bill to the MCP in 2004. He met Michael at the YMCA while exercising and during conversations he was enlightened about his exciting crusades to Africa for MCP. Bill immediately became hooked as he had given time and resources in the past to many organizations but […]

Bill Bonwell – Richmond, Virginia


John is chief of staff at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bank regulatory agency in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the OCC in 2005, he worked on international issues for more than 25 years, including as Executive Director of an international think tank, the Group of […]

John Walsh – Baltimore, Maryland



Lena Zentgraf graduated from Notre Dame in 2007 where she studied Studio Art and played lacrosse. Since then she moved back to her home in Charlottesville Virginia. Lena is currently working as a chef and coaching Charlottesville High School lacrosse. Lena’s uncle and cousin traveled to Kenya with Michael Farley […]

Lena Zentgraf – Charlottesville, VA