This elite hike is dedicated to our first responders who put their lives on the line every day to protect their communities. Please help me in this very important endeavor by supporting this worthy cause. ALL proceeds will go directly to Safe Call Now to help fund their 24-hour crisis line, resources and training and education nationwide.
"Amplifying Mental Health Awareness
for First Responders."
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*Keep in mind, there are many more deaths that go unreported.
Safe Call Now is a CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.
Here are the sobering statistics from 2016 of those public safety employees who lost their lives in/out of uniform....
"We're counting because they count."
When first responders took an oath to become a public safety servant, they respectfully put their uniform and badge on to serve one purpose - to protect and serve their community; and, although they knew there would be consequences, they had no idea they would become a target to so many. In 2016, 140 officers were killed in the line-of-duty. This is a travesty. Things can go wrong at any time during their job. Every day they have to be ready for the unexpected because they never know what's coming. One moment it can be something dangerous, something tragic. Something that makes them question everything they thought they knew. And right after that, they may find themselves in a situation helping someone, saving someone. That's the job. The amazing and the inhumane - side by side.
2,650 miles is more than just a number. it's a committment. Safe Call Now's Marketing Director, Julie Wimmer, will set out to hike the 2,650 mile thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail commencing mid-April 2017, with an expected finish date of August - September 2017. This CrowdRise Fundraiser is designed to bring awareness to those First Responders out there who are suffering in silence.
Safe Call Now, established in 2009, is a non-profit organization designed to offer nationwide, comprehensive crisis referral services for all public safety employees and their family members. Established and managed by public safety officials, Safe Call Now recognizes firsthand the stressors first responders encounter and offers a broad array of training and resources as well as a confidential 24/7 crisis hotline staffed by current and former public safety employees.
Safe Call Now Marketing Director