Thank you to all who have contributed to the Sherpa Emergency Fund through JOS and the June 7th fundraiser at Mendon Ponds! $15,000 has recently been wired directly to our Nepalese friends to help them rebuild their homes. The LM Facebook page will have updates on where the money is being used. We are looking to send more money in August, so if you wish to contribute to the fund, there's still time! August 1st's JOI Free Hike is also posted (open to all!), and details for August 6th's Rockin' the Roof benefit concert and August 29th's Golf Fundraiser and Chicken Barbeque for Nick's Fund are all there. If you are interested in getting these updates in your newsfeed, "like"
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INCA TRAIL TREK
Rick is on his way down the ancient path of the Incas! He and his fellow explorers will be experiencing all the adventure Peru and the Inca Trail have to offer! If you want to check out the excitement of Lima, the trek on the Trail, the ruins of Machu Picchu, and the sunset over Lake Titicaca, then read the daily details on the trip's live updates! You'll see pictures of each day's adventures and learn all that happens on this world-classic trip. Posts begin August 11th.
ROCKIN' THE ROOF!
We're slipping off our hiking boots and putting on our dancing shoes for a night of great music in support of a great cause! Rockin' the Roof: A Benefit Concert by The Djangoners for Raising Voices Raising Roofs on August 6th is sure to be a fun evening- dance the night away to the swingin' sounds of The Djangoners in the historic South Bristol Grange Hall. All donations will go to building homes for our porters in Tanzania. You can help build them on our Raising Voices Raising Roofs trip with Maria Gillard in 2016! Click here to find out more about the project or to make a donation. See you on August 6th!
It is a long way off, but we want to be sure you mark your calendar for this year's PPS Reunion. It will be the biggest one yet- we're inviting ALL past participants to join us in celebrating all the joy the outdoors has brought us. Come share your story as part of the Life Matters interview series, and enjoy a weekend full of great adventures- paddling at Mendon Ponds, hiking the Lehigh Valley Trail, and an evening of music after the fun-filled reunion lunch. Contact us to receive details of all the weekend's events!
Grab your camera and come on an adventure- we've got some exciting photo expeditions coming up! Look through your lens into the past world of the Incas on the Peru Photo Explorer in April, 2016. (If you want to catch a glimpse of the scenery, culture, and history you can read Rick's daily updates from this summer's Inca Trail trek!) We then head onto the Ice to capture January's never-ending light on the Antarctic Adventure in 2017. These trips will fill up fast- contact the office for more details!
LIFE MATTERSON FILM
Hear Bonnie share how Life Matters to her! One of the first Kili Cancer Climbers and members of JOI, she has done so much in our PPS community. From fundraising over $230,000 for American Cancer Society through JOI climbs (and meeting her husband Jim on the journey!) to organizing and leading some of the JOI Free Hikes, Bonnie has truly used her love of the outdoors to show how Life Matters!