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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    50 Mile Hammock Hike for Charity

    Hello fellow hangers,

    During my last multi-day hike in November 2010 my hiking buddy (Gear Slug) and I were talking about doing one hike a year in the name of charity while educating those about hammock camping.

    This year we have created an event called “The H3 Initiative: Hammock Hiking for Humanity” with a local charity organization. The organization is called Strength for Life which provides free fitness classes to cancer survivors and those going through chemo-therapy to help recover faster from the treatments. They also provide wellness weekends which helps promote a healthier living and eating lifestyle for cancer survivors.

    My family and my fiance’s family have had serious bouts with cancer. More recently after I created this event my fiance’s father has been diagnosed with colon cancer in an very advanced stage so this event has taken on a more emotional attachment in my heart.

    Our goal is to hike from the base of Bear Mountain, NY and hike north on the Appalachian Trail to the Connecticut border which is about 53 miles. We plan on hiking about 10 miles a day or more. I will be providing a video at the end of our hike and each day I will discuss something unique about hammock camping within the video.

    We will be receiving no benefit from this organization of any kind.

    Thank you for your time in reading this event posting.

    Please see my signature for a direct link to the event and the organization we are hiking for.

    Kind regards,

    Raul
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    I've been thinking about similar charity fundraisers myself. Good on you for arranging this and going for it. Best of luck to you in reaching your goal.

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    Thumbs up

    Depending on when this is held, I'd love to participate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perrito View Post
    Depending on when this is held, I'd love to participate.
    Sat April 30th you're welcome to come along for as long as you want.

    Raul
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    What a wonderful charity idea!
    You have my support. I wish I could come over to support in person.

    Can't wait to see the trip reports.

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    Thanks for the love so far!
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    Wish I could take the time off from school to join you guys but that will be right at the beginning of finals time period. Good luck on your adventure and I look forward to the trip reports!
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    I can see this really taking off. I can't come this time (right before AP exams), but if you organize something over the summer, I'd love to join you if possible.
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    Yeah it's a bit of an awkward time I usually go mid May or June but my work schedule just got jumbled since they wiped out my staff. So the only time I had any down time between not-for-profit audits and school district engagements was around that time.
    Last edited by Raul Perez; 01-31-2011 at 19:00.
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    Great Idea Raul! I would love to join if I was closer. What is better than that!? Hiking and hammock hanging...50ish miles no less, and its for charity!? Sounds awesome to me.

    I am currently working in the cancer field actually. I work in a laboratory here at the University of Tulane and we are doing experiments on other types of anti-cancer drugs other than chemotherapy. Our current idea is to take fat cells from each patient and use them to deliver a drug right to cancer sites without those horrible side effects like hair loss and nausea. Hope and pray that your fiances father gets it into remission.

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