Our FTP family had a wonderful visit yesterday from The Healthy Hiker, Linda Murphy. In May this year, Linda initiated a fundraising campaign named Boots on the Bruce for Shelter, a 900km hike along the Bruce Trail to support domestic violence victims. After eight weeks of hiking, Linda had raised over $60,000, with 100% of the donations going to women and kids in need of safe shelter. A small crew of FTP staff joined Linda when she was in our area, and we were all inspired by her commitment to completing this campaign (did we already mention that it was a 900km hike?!) and her dedication to the work women’s shelters are doing across Canada.
Linda generously donated $5,000 of her proceeds to us yesterday, and we are beyond grateful for her advocacy, passion and friendship.
Photo L–R: Bonnie, Norah, Linda and Kelly