Hike to End Child Abuse

Hike to End Child Abuse

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Goal: $20,000

From Ricky Harney

I’m hiking 2,663 miles to end child abuse, which is 100 percent preventable. We need to call attention to the problem if we’re going to stop the abuse. I pray my hike does.

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over 1 year ago

I am checking and rechecking everything to make sure this journey is a success. With a little luck and God on my side I will complete the Hike to End Child Abuse. Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://nortonhealth.fundly.com/hike-to-end-child-abuse

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On June 7, 2009, 9-month-old Karlie Mellick was beaten to death.

On March 28, 2014, I, a photographer and outdoorsman, will begin a 2,663 mile hike up the Pacific Crest Trail – from Mexico to Canada – in memory of Karlie and the more than 1,600 children a year who die in the United States due to abuse and neglect.

Every step, every mile, every dollar raised will help prevent the trauma of child abuse.

Your support will help the Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse, led by Kosair Children’s Hospital, provide education and tools to stop the abuse. Funds raised will go through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Check back often to see my progress.

NOW AVAILABLE: Purchase items with some of my outdoor and wildlife photography. The first image of a cardinal (in the photos above) is now available with proceeds benefiting this effort. Visit www.CafePress.com/HiketoEndChildAbuse.

As I take my journey, you’llbe able to purchase additional items and photos.

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Kosair Children's Hospital - posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Getting everything ready... check and recheck.

I am checking and rechecking everything to make sure this journey is a success. With a little luck and God on my side I will complete the Hike to End Child Abuse. Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://nortonhealth.fundly.com/hike-to-end-child-abuse

Kosair Children's Hospital - commented on a blog post:
over 1 year ago
Thank you Ricky! We are inspired by you.

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