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Enough is enough-Lets Fight

$9,083 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 7 months
My name is Phil, I am an auto mechanic working in Underhill,VT. Iam a father, a husband, a skateboarder, a road cyclist, and I am an ultra marathon runner. One thing I don't want to be anymore is a friend grieving over the loss of another to addiction, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Over the last 2 years my wife and I have lost 6 close friends and many others we knew to addiction, and something needs to be done. My goal for this campaign is to raise $50,000 to go to local organizations supporting and helping with Sober housing and transitional homes. All money raised will be split equally between; VFOR ( http://vermontfoundationofrecovery.org/
) and Vermont Recovery Networks ( https://www.vtrecoverynetwork.org/
My plan is to run the entire Long Trail, 273+ miles over a 10 day span starting Aug 24th and finishing by Labor Day weekend. Thats averaging over 27 miles per day, camping on the trails and carrying supplies. I am hoping to recruit people along the way involved in this cause in Vermont to join for a few miles along the way as well as helping with resupplies. Planning of the trip is currently in the works and updates will be posted along the way. Any and all input is greatly appreciated. I will be keeping this page updated and be creating a Facebook page that I will be adding names and pictures of those lives that have been lost to addiction in hopes of opening some eyes to the scale of this need in our state.  A bank account has been set up that the money raised will be transferred to at the end of the campaign and checks will be written to both VFOR and VRN. Thank you and talk to you soon
peace 
Phil
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Almost to $7000 with months to go, this is AMAZING. I will be in Montpelier today at the Statehouse for Recovery Day, rubbing elbows and sharing stories. Our first fundraising date has been set for April 14th at TALENT skatepark. 6-8pm with a suggested donation of $10 to skate. Check Facebook for the event page and more information. I recently received a donation of a pair of trekking poles from Outdoor Gear Exchange for the hike/run, so the gear is slowly starting to come together. If anyone may have an in for silent auction items please reach out to me. The April event will be the first of a few in the spring. Have a GREAT day. On side note, Camels Hump was COLD on Sunday morning
Shot from the summit and trail going up
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Had a productive meeting with Lt Gov Zuckerman on Friday, can’t wait to get fundraiser dates hammered out and get a press conference setup. I was able to get out Saturday afternoon and enjoy the 40 degree weather and I hope you were too. It felt nice to get back on some semi-solid ground in the woods and get a few miles in. I have another meeting tonight and hopefully will be able to get a run in once I get home. I hope you all have a great week and don’t forget to share this far and wide. Please get in touch with any questions you may have
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Had a fun time this past weekend getting in a few miles once it warmed up to a balmy -10 on Saturday. We have a little over 7 months to go and I am starting to realize that I may need to re-assess the ultimate goal of $50,000. But I am not giving up on it yet, I need to get a press release out to news outlets and get out there. Any questions or ideas please reach out to me
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I just want to say that I am so very thankful for all of your donations. We will make this goal and make a difference. Have a safe and AWESOME holiday weekend
Peace
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