In memory of Alex, we are hosting a fundraiser walk through his favorite places in District 2 and the Presidio.
All proceeds will support Walk San Francisco's work to win safe streets for all. Alex was a member of Walk SF, and a generous supporter of our advocacy work in our community. We are honored to celebrate such a kind, compassionate person – thank you for joining in celebrating Alex's memory, and for honoring his legacy by supporting Walk SF's mission to make walking in our city safe and ejoyable for generations to come.
Alex Long's legacy: "The Long Family mourns Alexander Blaikie Long who died peacefully at his San Francisco home on October 29, 2020 of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gerhig’s Disease. In his 77 years, Alex dedicated his time to solving human problems and improving the human condition. To his family, Alex was a loving and playful husband, father, and grandfather, whose memory will live on to provide an example of what it means to be diligent, to be an informed and active citizen, and to be a generous and kind soul."
"Wherever he was, Alex loved to walk. He particularly enjoyed walking through the wide variety of neighborhoods of San Francisco. His goal was to walk seven miles and at least 50 flights of stairs per day, which he often met. In fact, he climbed every set of stairs in San Francisco he could find, the magnificent views being his reward. While he loved them all, he was partial to the views from Immigrants’ Point, Inspiration Point, the Legion of Honor, the National Cemetery Overlook in the Presidio, and from the Cliff House looking down along Ocean Beach. More importantly, Alex used his walks as a way of connecting with a place and his people. If you were a fortunate walking companion, you’d better also be willing to keep up the conversational pace."
For more details on Alex's wonderful life and legacy, you can read his story created by his wonderful family here.