Well, here I go again…..
In April, I will participate in a Himalayan expedition with the True Patriot Love Foundation.True Patriot Love is a national fundraising organization that honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
I will complete the trek (April 1-18) with a team of current or former Canadian Armed Forces members, along with business and community leaders from across the country. Our physical goal is to reach the Mt. Everest Base Camp, and then summit the 20,000+ ft peak of Lobuche East.
Our fundraising goal is to raise $1 million to fund mental health and veterans transition programs across the country.* Past expeditions have funded:
In August 2017, I participated in the TPL Douglas Expedition. It was a 2-week canoe trip down the remote Keele River in the NWT. The relationships and bonds that were formed on that trip will last a lifetime. I can honestly say that I gained just as much, if not more than, the soldier participants and the trip changed my life forever.
I feel blessed that I’m able to participate in another expedition with a new group of friends. I’ve now witnessed first-hand how incredibly beneficial these expeditions are for the soldier participants, and the civilians.
The programs that TPL supports through fundraising initiatives like this are vital to the health and well-being of many service men & women who are struggling with the difficulties, both mental and physical, that come with a life of service to our country. They have all sacrificed so much so we can live our lives in peace and comfort. Your donation will go a LONG way to helping the members of our Armed Forces & their families as they transition out of a life of service, and into the civilian world, so please give generously.
If you would like information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please let me know.