Portland's Bud Lewis has been referred to as "an ageless icon." And indeed, he is.
After serving in the South Pacific with the 41st Infantry Division during World War II, he became a Portland Police Officer where he was eventually promoted to Commander of the Sunshine Division, which he served for 10 years.
Sunshine Division is a nonprofit near and dear to Bud's heart. For nearly 100 years, they have provided emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in need throughout the Portland area. Bud’s involvement has been a significant part of its operation and success.
On August 8th of this year, Bud will turn 100 years old! To celebrate his birthday in a big way, he has pledged to walk 100 laps around the Duniway Track before his birthday. His goal is to raise money for his favorite local nonprofit, Sunshine Division!
Interested in getting involved? Take a look at some of the ways you can participate and help us spread the word about Bud's Birthday Campaign: 100 laps to 100 years!
Note: This campaign was inspired by Thomas Moore, popularly known as Captain Tom, a former British Army officer who helped raise money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.