100 MILES FOR HOPE 4 HEROES

Hello all, Many of you know me, but for those who don’t, my name is Kyle Downing. I am a husband, a father, a firefighter and a fire instructor at a local college. One day I was on my break at work sitting in my hot car playing on my phone and decided to get out and walk around and get some air because it was so hot and stale inside the car. As I walked for that brief 15 minutes, thoughts started going through my head that “Hey, if I continue to do this, it might help me shed a few pounds?” Great news, it worked! I have continued walking between 1 and 5 miles per day most days since. I’m the type of guy that the “wheels are always turning” in my head. The more I walked the more I thought about life and lives lost, then it hit me, “Why not walk for a cause?” My idea was to walk 100 miles in the month of September (suicide awareness month) to raise money to help get Hope 4 Heroes off the ground, help fund what may be needed and working towards their mission of helping local heroes in a time of need. With that said, I have committed to walking 100 miles during the month of September to raise funds for Hope 4 Heroes which will help provide the new organization with the funds that are needed to help our local heroes when it comes to their mental health. Not only will I be walking 100 miles during the month of September, I will be walking an additional 10 miles on Saturday, October 1st from Eleva to Mondovi where we will be inviting our supporters as well as local heroes to join us for a picnic style lunch. I am asking for your support by making a donation to my commitment and cause. You can donate via Venmo https://venmo.com/kdowning160 or if you prefer to mail a check you can contact me via the information below and I would be happy to provide a mailing address. I will be updating my supporters and followers periodically via Facebook Live from my personal account as well as the Hope 4 U and Hope 4 Heroes Facebook pages. I will be sharing my thoughts, experiences & miles to date. If you would like to donate in person, I am more than happy to make arrangements. If you would like to walk with me at any given point in my journey, I would welcome the company. If there is somebody you would like me to honor during my journey, please let me know. I truly thank you for your consideration in making a donation towards my commitment to Hope 4 Heroes!! Respectfully, Kyle Downing, 715-533-4322, kdowning160@gmail.com or kdowning@cvtc.edu *Disclaimer: If for any reason whether it be due to injury or illness and I cannot complete the journey, my wife Sadie has made the commitment to step into my place to complete the journey on my behalf. Any donations made would not be refunded as a result of injury or illness. “Hope 4 Heroes” is an affiliate of “Hope 4 U” a 501c3 non-profit organization

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You can donate via Venmo https://venmo.com/kdowning160 or if you prefer to mail a check you can contact me via the information below and I would be happy to provide a mailing address.