On Monday, September 23rd, 2019, our very own Kristen Husted McCoy joined alongside, Julie Bise, on an impressive journey from Clarkston to Lansing on foot. That’s right, these two women walked a total of 62 miles in just 48 hours.
This all came into fruition from Julie Bise honoring her mother’s efforts to fight for those injured in car accidents to get the right care needed to recover.
“I’m walking 62 miles in honor of my mother. If she could spend endless hours in a wheelchair sitting in front of the Capitol, I can walk 62 miles to help build awareness,” Julie stated.
With the proposed changes that our Governor wants to introduce, victims of tragedy will face devastating changes with their care. Bringing awareness to this major issue is what this walk is all about.
These two ladies were joined by many supporters along the way who believe in the “Right to Recover!” and are fighting to “Fix the Fix!” They showed their support in many ways, whether it was by walking a portion of the way, volunteering at a checkpoint, or riding alongside the walkers and cheering them on!
On the morning of September 23rd, there was a send-off ceremony organized, where Robert Raitt from Michigan Auto Law started with a motivating and heartfelt speech. He was then followed by John Prosser who sent the walkers off with a prayer. They made their way through each checkpoint, where volunteers gathered to bring them food, water, and anything they needed along the way. The walkers traveled just over 30 miles, all the way to Byron, MI the first night. They then rested for what the next day would bring.
Tuesday, September 24th, Day 2, was the home stretch to the Capital. They finished with just over 32 miles and managed to complete the journey in high spirits, feeling accomplished and ready for the Michigan Insurance Promise Rally that would take place Wednesday, September, 25th.
This rally brought together over 3,000 people in the industry. Together we made a difference on the steps of the Capital. Our voices were heard, our stories were told, and we made a step in the right direction to bringing back the Auto No-Fault we once had.
The rally may have ended, but the right amount of care for these victims should have never ended.
Watch the video below to see how this inspirational walk lead up to an amazing turn out at the Michigan Insurance Promise Rally, and to see what a difference we can all make when we come together to fight to FIX THE FIX!