Burien man will be ‘Hiking It Forward’ on Pacific Crest Trail for local charities
Burien resident Michael Casey will be ‘Hiking It Forward’ for local charities when he and his partner hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) soon.
If you’re not familiar with it, the PCT is around 2,663 miles long, begins at the Mexican border and runs through California, Oregon and Washington all the way to the Canadian border.
It usually takes four or so months to hike the entire trail, and it’s quite a challenge.
“Firstly, we each decided to do this extended hike for very personal reasons,” Casey said. “Then we thought how awesome it might be if we were benefiting some worthy charities as long as we were doing this. Well, that’s what has taken shape…”
Here are the Charities that will benefit from this venture:
- Burien CARES Animal Control
- Autism Speaks
- Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC)
- Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
- Arts West
- Northshore Baptist Church
- The Skate Church
Also, a Photography Seminar for aspiring photographers, to be conducted by Patrick Robinson, will be held on the second floor of the Burien Library from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
SO HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE? BY COMMITTING A SET AMOUNT TO DONATE PER MILE HIKED, WHETHER IT BE $.10 OR $10.00, BUT YOU MUST STATE THE CHARITY(IES) YOU PICK AND THE AMOUNT YOU’RE BETTING ON ME:)
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