Hike for Health

In the past year, two of our close family members have been diagnosed with cancer. These diagnoses have led to a greater awareness of the world of cancer treatment, which contains great disparities that we feel need to be remedied. Our family is fortunate enough to have good health insurance that makes cancer treatments possible, but we realize that other families are not as lucky. Enduring treatment is difficult in itself; there should not be an additional battle to fight. We would like to see a world in which everyone can fight cancer without the concern of healthcare coverage and cost. Cancer does not discriminate, and neither should the healthcare system.

We have chosen to approach this large goal of equitable healthcare through our passion for the outdoors. Hiking is a love of ours, and also has great physical and mental health benefits. We will be walking the trails to raise awareness of the importance of preventative healthcare such as cancer screenings and of living a healthy lifestyle with consistent exercise. We are hiking for health in partnership with community health centers, starting in Vermont. It is a long process that we will take step by step.

First initiative: 

Raise money for the Community Health Centers of Burlington by hiking the Vermont Long Trail (273 miles). 

Goal: $5000 

Start Date: June 7th, 2021


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  • Paul Brouwer 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Donna Barry 
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Sam Turner 
    • $40 
    • 3 mos
  • Jerri Turner 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • emily bonis 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Ashley Paulson 
Hebron, ME
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