Nichole Fortier

Walking for Water - 2,189 Miles

Nichole Fortier

From April 25 to Fall 2016, I'll be hiking the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, sometimes walking up to 25 miles a day. Along the way, I have to filter and carry all the water I need for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. I have the luxury of doing this for recreation, but for 663 million people worldwide, this is daily life.

Women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collecting, and often spend 6 hours and 3.7 miles per DAY to collect water.

My goal is to raise $1 per mile of the trail that I complete, for a total of $2,189.

Any amount no matter how small is appreciated! Perhaps consider donating 1 penny for each mile, for a total of $21.89.

Thanks so much, and see you on the trail!

41 supporters
Chris Johnson — $100.00
Forever Young — $265.83
Amazing pace. Great cause. Keep on bloggin'. Love you. M&B
Michelle Zacche — $25.00
Gotta support my fellow Be Well member! You are kicking ass and I'm so glad that you are doing this for a great cause! You rock!!
Karen Hutchison — $50.00
In honor of the Trail Family

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