Hiking Home for Shelter

Nov 02, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

On March 26, 2019, I will leave my home in Collingwood, Ontario, travel to the Mexican border in Campo, California, turn North, and commence a 4279km/2659mi, non-supported, solo trail-hike...back to Canada! With everything I need on my back: my tent, freeze-dried food, mimimal clothing, etc, I will only exit the trail every 3-7 days to re-supply, and then get right back to it.

With 100% love and support from my family, friends, and colleagues, I will take up to a 6 month Leave of Absence from my real estate business to trek the enitre Pacific Crest Trail, alone, (for the most part - you're welcome to join me!:). At 57 years of age, I will embark on this challenge, which will be equivalent in length and combined elevation, to climbing Mt. Everest 16 times...all to raise funds and awareness for Canadian women and children who have experienced violence and are living in shelters. Every penny contributed will be divided between my hometown shelter in Collingwood, ON, i.e. "My Friend's House", and others all across Canada, where women and children arrive every day - from their own homes, weakened from emotional abuse, injured from physical abuse, and in many cases, in fear for their lives, and in search of safe haven.

I am doing this because I am safe, I am strong, and I am grateful - for my violence-free life, and that of our three daughters - I am doing it because I can, and those who suffer from violence won't receive the safe shelter and counselling they and their children need, if we, who can, don't raise the money to pay for it.

Will you join me in my campaign to put abuse out of commission? Please make a tax deductible donation to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. 100% of all funds raised will go toward supporting women and children living in a local shelter.

Please click on the 'Sponsor Me' link (under the barometer) to help me reach my fundraising goal. Thank you. I am so grateful for your support!

(Follow my journey on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/linda.murphy.9235)

Donate directly to my donation page: https://royallepage.myetap.org/fundraiser/makeastatement/individual.do?participationRef=1185.0.1213950619





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