When The HIKE Fund Board of Directors realized that the “big time” spring fundraising events were going to be canceled due to COVID19, we sprang into action to offer everyone a small way to contribute. Launched on April 1, 2020, the virtual 5K run/walk for The HIKE Fund held registration through May 24, 2020, with participants finishing their runs and walks by May 31, 2020.
From literal coast to coast, we are so excited to announce that 276 participants and 101 individual donors raised $13,219.14! Virginia (51) edged out California (49) in having the most registrations, followed by Ohio (41), Nebraska (24), Michigan (20), Missouri (18), Illinois (17), and Indiana (16). A huge thank you to all of the represented states—PA, WA, NC, FL, ID, MD, SD, KS, MN, TX, UT, WI, and WY!!
We received photos and photos and photos and photos!! See if you can spot you and your friends and puppies in this video (12 minutes of fun)!! Steps and miles were done with love for The HIKE Fund – thank you, thank you, thank you! Together we can accomplish great things and your support means the #giftofhearing for so many children.
Due to a very generous donation, we are on track to meet our 2019-2020 goals. You can always see our year-to-date fundraising contributions by state at our DONATE link. We are gearing up to close out the year on June 30th so get your donations into John Hauser, Executive Secretary, as soon as possible! His address is: 530 Elliott Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503. (Don’t forget to include a donation form with your checks.)
Gracie in Tennessee received her new hearing aids this spring. Her mom wrote to us and said, “Gina Piscopo Angley, Au.D., CCC-A, Associate Director of the Adult Amplification Program at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, presented Gracie and me, Mary Anne, with a HIKE award for new hearing aids. Gracie has known Dr. Angley for several years and this was such an exciting award as the technology had advanced so much since her last hearing aids that a deluge of happy tears soon followed as new sounds and possibilities were discovered! Thank you so much to the philanthropy of the Job’s Daughters International that enabled this to happen.”
This is your impact. You are waymakers and life-givers. The HIKE Fund is incredibly grateful for your partnership in improving lives like Gracie’s.