500 Mile Autumn - Hike for Duchenne Viii - Africa Matters

PURPOSE

The Everett and Austin Project is a 501(c)3 registered charity. We are helping children and families suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa.

WHAT

We are hiking up to 500 miles this fall to raise funds to help care for kids and families suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join us as a participant or as a pledger and donor.

Either way we will be extremely grateful because every mile and every dollar counts! Each dollar goes a long way in Sub-Saharan Africa where we are serving.

Here is a tracking form to help you keep track of your pledgers for you miles if you would like to participate.

PLEDGE

Pledge for each mile that someone hikes, walks, power walks, runs, bikes or swims during the 3 month fall season. Individuals may go as high as 500 miles (805 kilometers) during the fall of 2021 as they try to raise money for The Everett and Austin Project, Inc.

A person can participate wherever they are in the world. They may do all 500 miles or some portion.  Some may go over. Ask your participant how much they plan to do before you pledge, ok?

Raising money is not required to participate but it makes it funner if you ask me.  Again, no specific location is required.

Our team in Uganda visiting in Kapchorwa in East Central Uganda recently with a young man thought to have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (August 2021)
Our team in Uganda visiting in Kapchorwa in East Central Uganda recently with 2 brothers thought to have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (August 2021)

Examples of Money to Raise Per Mile

  • 1 cent per mile = $5 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • 5 cents per mile = $25 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • 10 cents per mile = $50 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • 25 cents per mile = $125 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • 50 cents per mile = $250 for 500 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • 75 cents per mile = $375 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $1 per mile = $500 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $2 per mile = $1000 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $3 per mile = $1500 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $4 per mile = $2000 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $5 per mile = $2500 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $10 per mile = $5000 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $25 per mile = $12,500 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $50 per mile = $25,000 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run
  • $100 per mile = $50,000 for 500 miles hiked, walked, biked or run

Review of 400 Mile Spring Hike for Duchenne Vii

The Cause

The goal of the Everett and Austin Project, Inc. is to improve the health-related quality of life for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases, and increase educational opportunities for individuals and families in developing countries. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disease that causes progressive muscle weakness, leading to disability, impaired function, and decreased ability to participate in daily activities.

Children in developing countries are often underserved, neglected, and/or abandoned by their parents. Some families live in remote areas with little to no access to medical and healthcare resources. Additionally, impoverished individuals and families struggle to meet their daily basic needs due to lack of much needed resources. The Everett and Austin Project seeks to educate, empower, and equip individuals with products, services, and skills to improve overall quality of life and sustainable living in developing countries.

Pledge to support a hiker, walker or runner today. You can pledge for yourself, or Tim or someone else you know that is doing Hike for Ducehnne V. You can make a pledge at the pledge form below, or just let your hiker know by message. And you can make your donation payment at any time, including even right now. To pledge, fill out this form: Pledge Form

DONATE

To make your tax-deductible, donation payment:

    1. Paypal: http://paypal.me/timgillen
    2. Facebook Pay: timtexgillen
    3. Google Pay: 914-314-0077 or timgillen3366@gmail.com
    4. Zelle: 914-314-0077
    5. Venmo: @tex3366
    6. Cashapp: $timtexgillen
    7. Mail a check of money order to:
      1. Hike for Duchenne or TEAAPI
      2. c/o Tim Gillen
      3. 1245 Park St Ste 2B
      4. Peekskill NY 10566
    8. Pay with the Button below:

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By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

4 thoughts on “500 Mile Autumn – Hike for Duchenne Viii – Africa Matters”
  1. Great work always hiking for a cause and creating a difference in the lives of those that have DMD and other diseases.

    1. Amen sister. Together we are strong. You have done such an amazing job on all of our hikes. Thank you so much for always bringing the energy and the love. And you are able to help mobilize others to be involved too! So good. You are amazing Sharon. Much love and appreciation! 🙂 Tim

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