Run, Coach, Run

To paraphrase a well-known quote, “A journey of 1 million steps begins with a single HoPE”.

HPE grandfather Dennis Clifton (aka Coach) is on track to break a Guinness world record tomorrow with 1 million steps taken in 31 days all for the sake of HoPE!

A resident of the Cincinnati, Ohio area, Coach is the grandfather of 2-year old Abby and her twin sister, Sydney. As we understand it, Abby and Coach had a conversation on July 31 that went a little something like this:

Abby: “Hey, Coach! Think you could run and walk a million steps for me in, oh say, 31 days?”

Coach: “Sure, why not, Abby? I’d swim the widest ocean, climb the highest mountain, and fight the meanest bear in the forest for you.”

Abby: “Thought so. I signed you up last week, so you better get in good shape! It starts tomorrow.”

Thus began the “Steps for Abby” campaign, a 31-day journey of 1 million steps! When Coach takes that millionth step on August 31, he will be setting a Guinness World Record for the most steps in 31 days.

Visit to learn more about Coach and how you can support his campaign to raise awareness for HPE and raise funds to support the work of Families for HoPE.

Thank you, Abby, for your sharing your Coach with all of us!