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35 Trails for Forest and the Femme

$485 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 15 months
Created May 2, 2018
One year. 35 Trails. 

Wild places are a type of medicine. Anyone who has found comfort under a forest canopy or renewal on the flank of a mountain knows this is true. 

It's a medicine that everyone should have access to. 

Forest and the Femme  is a Vancouver-based non-profit that brings women outside, allowing them to experience the healing and empowerment that nature can provide.  The barriers these women face make accessing nature both difficult and extremely important.

I love being in the wild; hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, ski touring and even sitting in the forest and breathing have been my saving grace.

For nearly 3 years, I have struggled with chronic fatigue that my doctor only recently discovered was stemming from a hormonal disorder. I have also, at various times, faced mental health challenges, and experienced the financial impacts of chronic illness. I am acutely aware of the physical, mental and financial challenges that women face, and of the healing power of nature.

This year, as I turn 35, I am so grateful for my returning health and for all the support I have received over the years, and it's time for me to focus outward. I plan to complete 35 trails during my 35th year (from May 9, 2018 to May 9 2019) to raise money in support of Forest and the Femme. This may be by foot, ski, paddle, bike or any other self-propelled means.

I am working with the organization's founder, and all funds raised will go directly to Forest and the Femme, to help get women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside outside.

How You Can Help

-make a one-time donation

-commit to donating a set amount per trail

-sponsor a particular trail (which I will promote on my website and social channels) 

-join me! Come hiking with me, and ask your friends an family to support your efforts by making a donation.

-follow and share at Girl in the World 

*note: tax receipts are available  from Forest and the Femme. In order to receive one, you must include:

-your full name AND middle initial (if you have one)
-your full mailing address, including postal code.
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I've been really bad at updating, but I HAVE been hiking (and canoeing), and I'm excited to report that my next trail will be the 10th - so I'm over 1/4 of the way there!

I've also been writing about each trail over at Girl in the World -I'll see if I can link those stories here.

If anyone wants to join me an a future hike (I'm planning some wet fall ones, and some ski touring and snowshoeing once the snow hits), drop me a DM!

As for fundraising, it's getting there! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far!!!
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$485 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 15 months
Created May 2, 2018
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MS
$40
Mary Schwieger
8 months ago
EJ
$50
Erin James
15 months ago
$50
Patricia Sissons
15 months ago
JC
$50
Jeanie Chan
15 months ago
TJ
$50
Tyson Jerry
15 months ago
CW
$25
Chris White
15 months ago
EA
$35
Erin Ashenhurst
15 months ago
$50
Nathan Douglas
15 months ago
FS
$50
Frances Sharpe
15 months ago
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$50
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