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Hike4Hope

Proceeds benefit Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

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Finding a path to suicide prevention

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Hey Everyone,

After experiencing the loss of someone very special to suicide I felt the need to do something.  I want to do what I can to help in the fight to stop suicide in Canada.  It is preventable yet it happens thousands of times per year.

100% of the funds raised will go to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.  They work on all levels of suicide prevention.  From changing legislation and creating a national policy to working one on one with individuals.  As they have such a multifaceted approach to suicide prevention in Canada I wanted to focus my efforts to support them.

For the year 2021 I am challenging myself to hike 2000km.  A huge portion of those kilometres will be on the Great Divide Trail (GDT), which spans from the Montana/Alberta border to Kakwa Provincial Park in British Columbia.  The trail spans over 1200km following the continental divide of North America.  It should take around 45 days and I will be embarking the first weekend of July.  I will also have several training hikes before this journey and some to follow in the Fall. I am hoping to complete the Sunshine Coast Trail (180km) in the spring to build up some stamina before tackling the Great Divide Trail.

In addition to this hike I was also approved to be a blogger for TheTrek.co where I will be writing about my journey on the Great Divide Trail.

Please consider pledging per kilometre that I hike! It will be greatly appreciated.  All of the funds will go directly to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. A couple things to note- PledgeIt.org does not charge any fee for using their platform, they have also helped me a lot with getting this running, please consider leaving them a tip as their revenue is dependent upon it.  Secondly, the funds will be in U.S. Dollars, please take note that there will be an exchange rate.  Lastly, all donations are tax deductible and you will receive an email with your receipt.

Thank you very much!

~Austin

Schedule

DateNameKilometersEarned
1/1January thru March hikes32$131
4/1April (will go into Sunshine Coast Trail))0-
5/1May Hikes (will go into Sunshine coast trail)0-
6/3June Hikes (will go into Sunshine Coast Trail)0-
6/12Sunshine Coast Trail + Spring Hikes223$912
6/27Great Divide Trail1,135$4,639
8/18August Hikes (Non-Great Divide Trail)56$229
9/1September Hikes86$352
10/1October thru December--

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