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On December 26th, six of our members will travel to the Grand Canyon to engage in an interactive fundraising and awareness campaign to benefit our current efforts in opening the health clinic in Amatongas.  With around $8,000 from Art for Africa, our last fundraiser, we sufficiently raised the funds to remodel the clinic. Now we are aiming to build those funds further in order to supply the clinic with basic medical supplies and equipment - thats where our Grand Hike for Health comes in to play. 

Starting on December 27th, five of the guys participating in this event will be hiking from the rim of the Grand Canyon to the Canyon floor, and back, over the course of six days - that's a total of 45 miles. While the hike isn't Everest, it definitely won't be a walk in the park either. 


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From the National Park Service's website..."Every year, scores of unprepared hikers, lured by initially easy downhill hiking, experience severe illness, injury, or death from hiking in the canyon. Travel in Grand Canyon National Park’s backcountry has inherent risks and involves unavoidable hazards." Luckily, there is a sixth person hiking with our guys, who is an experienced hiker and is quite familiar with the canyon. So, we feel confidant the five will be in good shape.

The sixth member traveling to the canyon is myself - I won't be hiking, though. I'll be camping out at the rim of the canyon for those 6 days, staying in contact with the hikers through a GPS system. Throughout the hike, I'm going to be keeping all our supporters up to date on the guys' progress through this blog.

Check back close to event time for updates.


- Hartman

 


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