Hello, my name is Charlie Clupny. I am a retired speech and language pathologist working as a volunteer CASA with Umatilla and Morrow counties. At the age of 60 I started my journey to help foster children in the court system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. My duties include continued professional development, visitations with my foster clients, consultation with attorneys and social workers. Most importantly, it is my role to speak for my foster children clients in court.
At 65 years of age I have a lifetime opportunity to serve foster children in another way. On April 11th , 2018 I will embark on a journey of a lifetime. I will be walking from Le Puy en Velay, France to Muxia, Spain. This is a journey of 1000 miles. I would like to use this pilgrimage journey along the Camino de Santiago as a opportunity to raise money for our CASA program. Five years ago my wife, Carol and several family members walked the 500 mile portion in Spain. This journey will take me from one of the farther starting points in France to encompass over 1000 miles. This pilgrimage will take me an estimated three months to complete.
I am asking you to follow my journey on foot to its completion by donating to our local CASA program in an effort to serve foster children in our area. Please join me in supporting this fundraiser by contacting our local agency and pledging. Donate online by choosing one of the options below.