Thursday, January 24, 2008

Running Strong for American Indian Youth

We are raising money for an organization called Running Strong for American Indian Youth. This is a foundation that helps American Indian people meet their basic survivial needs- building wells, providing food etc. They also provide oppurtunities for self sufficiancy and help build self esteem.

If you would like to know more about Running Strong for American Indian Youth go to their home page at

We are raising money in a "walk-a-thon" style by having people pledge a certain amount of money per mile that we hike. We plan to hike all 2,174 miles of the appalachian trail. Therefore, a 2 cent per mile pledge would be a total of about 44 dollars (assuming all goes well on the trail). When we finish the trail we will send out return envelopes to pledgers and collect the money. Make checks payable to Running Strong for American Indian Youth. People also have the option of simply making a flat donation, which we will also collect at the end.

To make a pledge or Donation: [Thankyou!]

Send an email to (this is just an email address I made myself)with your name, your home address, and how much you would like to pledge per mile. If you would like to put the total in the email that's fine too.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Meeting Up

If anyone is interested in meeting up to hike with us for a few days, you are more than welcome. We're planning on checking e-mails and keeping this blog up in towns along the way. Either medium is a great way to contact us, and we can plan the days surrounding your potential visit a little more strictly, so as to ensure a meeting time.