Hello, my name is Josh. I am an exercise physiology instructor and track coach at Santa Monica College. This summer I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,655-miles from Mexico to Canada, in the fastest known time to date -- 59 days, 8 hours and 14 minutes. I hiked an average of 45 miles per day, through deserts and over mountain ranges, aiming to do it in the fastest possible time in order to show that a vegan diet gives us everything we need for health, strength, and endurance. I hope I have been a good example of that..
Most of all I wanted to raise funds to support the vital work of Mercy For Animals.
Mercy for Animals does undercover investigatons that document the horrors animals suffer, so unnecessarily, on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. I was deeply disturbed to learn that many animals confined on factory farms are locked in cages and stalls so small they can't even walk, lie down comfortably, or turn around. I wanted to use my freedom to advocate for theirs. I chose to walk because they cannot.
Mercy for Animals gets so much bang for the buck. I'd really like to help get them some more bucks to bang with. My goal is to raise $26,550 to support their lifesaving work to prevent cruelty to farmed animals and promote compassionate food choices and policies. $26,550 is just $10 for each mile I hiked.
Would you consider making a tax-deductible donation to support this incredible organization and such an important cause? Perhaps you could donate just 1 cent per mile -- that's $26.55. Any donation however large or small will be greatly appreciated. Please pitch in and give this great group any help you can before you close this page.
For more information on my journey, including a fun little video of me that they put together, please visit www.mercyforanimals.org/veganhiker.
Thank you for your support!