True Patriot Love Expedition 2018 - True Patriot Love Expedition 2018

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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 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. I am the oldest expedition participant and am following a strict training regimen to get in shape to complete this physical challenge.

Our fundraising goal is to raise $1 million to fund mental health and veterans transition programs across the country.* Past expeditions have funded:
  • Tailored full-time job placements for 144 injured soldiers
  • The purchase of three modified vehicles and funded the retrofitting of four homes for families of injured veterans
  • Development of virtual treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder now being used at 7 clinics by 54 trained clinicians across Canada
  • Emergency housing for military families at risk

This journey will support a cause that’s close to my heart: supporting our veterans and their families. My father and uncle (wounded Vet) served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII.

During the expedition, I will be partnered with Sergeant Trevor Holt who did three tours of duty in Afghanistan and was injured in his last tour in Kandahar. Our partnership began well before the expedition and will continue far after it through a mentorship program. Trevor, a lifelong soldier, will shortly be leaving the military and will begin the task of transitioning to his civilian life.

My goal is to raise $75,000.00 CAD but I can’t do it without your help. Please join me in raising money for this incredible cause by sponsoring my campaign. I have started the fundraising by personally contributing $5000.

Thank you for your support.


*Please note that donations are not used to cover my participation costs.   Follow me on Instagram @davemullenator to get updates on my training.