Friday, May 04, 2012
Walk to pay tribute to late Lake Christian Ministries director
Proceeds from the Sept. 22 Jim Cameron Memorial Walk will benefit the nonprofit.
A walk to pay tribute to the late Jim Cameron, former executive director of Lake Christian Ministries, will be held Sept. 22 at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston.
Mike Bond, executive director of LCM, said the inaugural Jim Cameron Memorial Walk will be a way for the lake community to come together to not only raise funds for the organization, but to pay tribute to Cameron, who led LCM from 2003-2010. Cameron died in 2011.
“Jim Cameron was considered by so many to be the driving force behind LCM during those years,” said Bond.
“Whether he was acting as spokesman, running day-to-day operations, overseeing the mobile food pantries or tackling anything else that needed to be done, he always did it with a calm spirit and a clear resolve,” said Bond. “This walk offers a wonderful opportunity for the entire Smith Mountain Lake Community to come together this fall to honor the enduring achievements of a very humble and caring man.”
Under Cameron, several new programs were implemented at LCM, including mobile food pantries, dental clinics, and a partnership with the SML Rotary Club and Franklin County Master Gardeners to grow fresh produce for LCM clients.
Bart Matthies, a member of the board of directors and a financial aid counselor for LCM will chair the inaugural event. Matthies has extensive experience in organizing and leading community walks with both the Heart Walk for the American Heart Association and WalkAmerica for the March of Dimes.
For more information about the Jim Cameron Memorial Walk or to become involved as a sponsor or volunteer, contact Matthies at 912-9141 or Bond at 297-3214.