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MERCY FOR ANIMALS

I'm Hiking 2,655 Miles to Promote Veganism and Mercy For Animals

Donations as of November 24, 2014:

$11,345.00 Raised Offline
$15,451.81 Raised Online
$26,796.81 Total Raised

I'm Hiking 2,655 Miles to Promote Veganism and Mercy For Animals

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!

Josh

Supporters

Comment Donation
R. Cicoria People who eat meat are largely in denial about the cruelty they support with every mouthful. Thanks Josh, for bringing attention this cause
$100.00
Jeff Stone
$100.00
Anonymous
$10.00
Sandra Hays Inspiration :-)
$10.00
Todd Lee Grats brother, from one PCT hiker to another, great work!
$26.50
Anonymous Thank your for your inspiration!
$1,382.00
Diane Gandee Sorbi
$30.00
Jim and Jan Weiland
$50.00
Narbara Petrie
$25.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Jim & Jen Hunter
$26.55
Jeanette Calarco Thanks for your compassion and kindness.
$26.50
Brian Wendel Thank you for your incredible effort to raise awareness of the vegan lifestyle and help the animals of the world!
$250.00
Gale Shornick
$50.00
Anne-Drue Anderson
$250.00
Pat & Michael Logan
$100.00
Uli H
$26.55
Anne Vandromme Josh, you should be so proud of what you have accomplished! Thank you so much for all your efforts. You are a hero!
$100.00
Elizabeth Morrison
$250.00*
Pat Boyle
$100.00*
Karen Fite
$100.00*
Paula Reed
$100.00*
Joyce Glass
$100.00*
Kevine Jenkins
$100.00*
Sharon Smith
$50.00*
Elaine Livesey-Fassel
$25.00*
Karyl Thanks, Josh, for bringing Mercy to Animals to my attention through your record setting pace on the PCT.
$100.00
Kelly K Thank you, Josh, for your incredible efforts! And thank you Mercy for Animals, for all you do! This world needs more people like all of you.
$26.55
Andrew Kirschner You are an inspiration Josh. Thank you for your dedication and your support of Mercy for Animals.
$26.55
Seiko Go Vegan!!!
$100.00
Joe Snow thanks for showing how awesome vegans can be!
$26.55
Jessica and Ryan Spaulding We've hiked on the PCT in Oregon - a magical place! Josh, thank you for fundraising & bringing attention to veganism & Mercy for Animals!
$50.00
Anonymous love what you did and are doing to raise awareness of the plight of farm animals and the benefits of a veg diet
$100.00
Heidi Marusa
$50.00
Kathleen McGeorge
$5.00
Sarah Jane Reese Thank you, Josh.
$26.55
Tarun Bansal
$20.00*
Terlyn Nowell WOW!. Thank you....
$10.00
Janey-Ali Rizvi Way to go! Inspirational!
$50.00
Kami and Rich Moreno Our love and gratitude are with you!
$30.00
Julie Gianni Two amazing things in one big compassionate combination! Thank you both!
$20.00
Alice Neuhauser & Thomas Conroy Thanks for being such an all-around inspiration!
$100.00
Kelli Cheers from Vermont!
$25.00
Berenice Weber Thank you for this effort Josh Garrett, and for giving voice to all the suffering animals, you are my new hero!
$15.00
Krista Kuehnhackl
$25.00
Neal Morton The animals need more people like you!
$100.00
Rita Morgan Way to go Josh!
$25.00
Kusum Kanwar A great hope for humanity.
$25.00
Ali Chaney
$30.00
Robin Sales I am truly inspired.
$26.55

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$11,345
Raised Online
$15,452
Total Raised
$26,797
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