lake walk(Photo submitted by Jessica Hogan) An update on a unique fundraising event held Sunday on Lake Nipissing.

Erik Kokkonen walked across the lake to raise funds for a few friends with disabilities, who are looking to buy a motorcycle and sidecar (see the video below).

The Lake Walk entry earned nearly $1,700, plus another $300 in cash donations.  

Kokkonen left the government dock at 10am, walked to the Manitous, then turned toward the south shore and arrived at the Waltonian Inn shortly after 6pm.

He says his legs are a bit sore, but otherwise feels great.  “I think I feel more alive now that it’s finished than I’ve felt in a long time!”