Joe D finishes walk to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Cleveland Browns legend Joe DeLamielleure completed his walk from Buffalo to Canton on Saturday, a journey intended to bring attention to an important cause.
DeLamielleure, who began his career with the Buffalo Bills as a member of the famed "Electric Company" offensive line, walked to the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where he was enshrined as a member 10 years ago, to help raise awareness and gain support for the Grace’s Lamp organization that deals with young children who grow out of their prosthetic legs but cannot afford the high cost of new adult prosthetic legs.
He had company for the end of his journey that included former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar and Joey Funderburke, a young man who along with his family founded the Grace's Lamp charity.
"This may be the end of the walk but it’s just the start of something big for Grace’s Lamp," DeLamielleure wrote on a blog he has maintained throughout his trip for the hall of fame's website. "Joey and I are already working on creating some 5k walks around the country to keep building support for this great cause."
Joe D has walked to Canton!!! pic.twitter.com/uNYuX33EZ2— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) July 20, 2013