Jim Robertson is a great example of how participating in a Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer can mean doing something good, not only for your community, but for your own health, too. He used last year’s walk in Germantown as motivation to get in shape and lose weight.
In February 2016, Jim decided to make his own health a priority, “I was finally at a point in my life where I tried to seriously do something about my weight. I was at 405 pounds,” Jim explained. He joined Aurora’s HMR program for weight management and was encouraged to use the Lombardi Walk as motivation.
Chrissy Carroll is Jim’s Health Educator, “When I shared this opportunity with my patients, they were quickly intrigued. My only request was that they would simply walk with us on that day so they could experience building up their walking minutes while supporting a great cause.”
“My wife and I started walking, one block at a time, every night. In the first month we got
to one mile, second month was two miles and by mid-May we were up to three,” Jim shared.
By the time the walk arrived in early June, Jim had already lost around 60 pounds! And not only was he ready to do the Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer, but he had also agreed to participate in a 5K walk the very next day that supported patients with Crohn’s, as his daughter has been diagnosed with that disease.
Jim’s son Jon Luke flew in for the weekend to provide support. Overall, Chrissy and Jim, along with other teammates, raised more than $1,200 for local cancer patients in the Germantown area. Jim is now down 145 pounds and plans to be back walking again this June.
“I never thought I would be inspirational for other people. So to hear that I can help others, it’s just amazing. I’m really happy to be able to support it,” he said.
You can be an inspiration to others, just like Jim! Get some exercise and support local cancer patients at the Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer in Germantown on Saturday, June 3. This year, there are ten Lombardi Walks all throughout southeast Wisconsin this June and July. CLICK HERE to register your team today at a walk near you!