Kevin Faulk lends a hand to Childrens'

Running back Kevin Faulk took part in NSTAR’s Walk for Children’s Hospital Boston on Sunday, helping break the ribbon for the start of the 2-mile walk and playing in the kids' tent with patients. Faulk also posed for photos and signed autographs.

Nearly 5,000 people came together at the DCR Hatch Shell for the walk, which raises funds for the world-class research, patient care and community health programs underway at Children’s Hospital Boston. The event was expected to raise $1.6 million for Children’s Hospital Boston and has raised over $7.7 million since its inception in 2003.

From a football perspective, Faulk told the Boston Herald that retirement isn't in his vocabulary, and that he hopes to play for the Patriots in 2011, if the team presents him that opportunity.

Earlier this month, at Patriots informal workouts at Boston College, Faulk said: "I'm a free agent, but I'm a Patriot for life."