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Former Pacific Grove Pedaler Hiking for the Homeless

7/23/12 update:  Ian completed the entire route in 13 days, hiking July 4 to July 16.  Last word was that he’d already raised $2,500 of his $3,300 fundraising goal.
Help him reach the $3,300 mark with your donation to the Homeless Garden Project; details below.

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Former Pacific Grove resident Ian Keeler grew up loving biking and hiking.  Ian later developed a passion for running, and he recently completed the Big Sur Marathon.

Now Ian is using his good health and physical stamina to hike 220 miles, including 211 on the John Muir Trail, as a fundraiser to help people who are homeless.

Ian, who grew up in PG and attended Robert Down Elementary, Pacific Grove Middle School, and Pacific Grove High, is now a Santa Cruz County resident.

As a Santa Cruz County business owner, Ian values the many ways that the Homeless Garden Project of Santa Cruz helps people who are homeless, and benefits the wider community as well.

Ian, at 13, waiting for his bike to be unloaded in the Sierras.

Ian created a hike-a-thon fundraiser for the Homeless Garden Project and is seeking donations of $15 for each of the 220 miles he’ll hike–a total fundraising goal of $3,300.

He has secured his trail permit and will begin his 2-1/2 week hike on July 4, 2012.  Donations of $15 or more are suggested, and donations of any amount will be appreciated.  All proceeds go to HGP.

The Homeless Garden Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.

To learn more, see “Ian’s Hike for the Homeless” on the Homeless Garden Project blog.

Share a flier about Ian’s hike:  Download and print the PDF linked below.

Ian Keeler Hike for HGP flier – Departing July 4

Questions? Phone Ian Keeler, 831-818-5897.

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Related info on this site

Dorothy’s Place in Salinas helps the homeless and others in poverty.  Click here to see how you can help.

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This post was published on 7 June 2012. One or more changes last made to this post on 30 October 2013.

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