FREE Teleconference Open House!
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Meet Doug Walsh, the Raw Hiker who will be hiking the
3000-mile Continental Divide Trail on a 100% raw-food diet
Cherie Soria & Dan Ladermann, Directors of
Living Light Culinary Arts Institute
Listen to Doug tell us, first hand, what it means to hike the CDT and
what kinds of foods he will be eating to provide the enormous amounts
of energy it takes for such an amazing endeavor. Learn how you can get
involved in this event to insure that the world becomes aware of the
tremendous health benefits of a raw-food diet. Help us spread the word
and make sure the world is watching as Doug hikes a marathon a day for
FIVE MONTHS over snow-capped mountains and scorching deserts! Find out
how you can track his adventures in the wild and make sure the rest of
the world does, too!
When: Sunday, February 27, 2005
* Start time: 12:30 Pacific Standard Time
* End Time: 01:25 Pacific Standard Time
* Dial in Phone Number: 1-858-300-3030 (San Diego, CA area code)
Dial number and follow the prompts
* Code Number: 13579
Please arrive on time and introduce yourself or be anonymous and just
listen in! Expert Hiker to Backpack 3000 Miles Eating Only Raw Foods
Boulder, CO – February 18, 2005 -- expert hiker Doug Walsh will
backpack the challenging Continental Divide Trail (CDT) powered by a
100% plant-based raw foods diet. The hike begins on Earth Day, April
22, 2005 at the Mexican border in New Mexico and ends five months
later at the Canadian border in Glacier National Park. Doug, an
experienced backpacker and former Outward Bound instructor, has
already climbed the 100 highest peaks in Colorado. In 2002 he
completed the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail on a 100% raw foods diet.
Why does he do this?
Doug is committed to bringing the message of the benefits of a
plant-based raw foods diet to the world. He wants to inspire people to
think big and realize their dreams, AND the Hike-a-Thon will raise
money for an expanded facility for Living Light Culinary Arts
Institute, a raw culinary arts school, event and conference center
dedicated to helping people achieve optimum health through raw and
Doug is tackling the most difficult long distance trail in America.
Since parts of the trail are not complete, he will frequently navigate
by map and compass to stay on track, and may endure weather
fluctuations from 100 degrees in the high desert to below freezing at
high altitudes. He'll experience thunderstorms, lightning danger,
snowshoe weather, difficult river crossings, and a scarcity of water
on parts of the trail. He may encounter rattlesnakes, scorpions and
even grizzly bears. He will be traveling with a minimum of gear at a
marathon pace of at least 25 miles a day.
This will be one of the most exciting athletic events of the year.
is the official site for details about the hike, including access to
Doug's inspirational stories and pictures from the trail, answers to
questions and information about hiking gear, raw trail meals, how you
can become involved and more.
Here is a list of the volunteer positions still needed for the Raw
Hike. This is a way that you can really make a difference in the
world--helping to spread the message of the health-promoting benefits
of the raw-food-diet!
Community Outreach Coordinator
This person actively networks within the raw community and beyond in
order to find other like-minded organizations to help market the Raw
Hike-a-thon. Some ideas are: Searching the Internet for like-minded
bulletin boards and Yahoo raw food group sites to post information
about the Raw Hike-a-thon, finding organizations that will set up
local Walk-a-thons in their communities to coincide with the start of
the Hike-a-thon on Earth Day, identifying companies who will post
information about the Hike-a-thon (link via our logo) on their
website. A good knowledge of health and outdoor recreation will be
helpful in generating ideas for networking. This person works with the
Media and Sponsorship Coordinators.
Leads the Hike-a-thon Sponsorship Team in the effort to obtain
sponsors for The Raw Food Hike-a-thon. Develops potential sponsor list
and organizes volunteers in contacting sponsors, including creating
phone scripts and assisting volunteers with phone skills. Manages
relationships with sponsors, including sending out a bi-weekly e-mail
newsletter to sponsors. Previous fund-raising experience is a plus.
This person works with the rest of the Hike-a-thon Team, especially
Dan, Cherie, Doug and Ginger (webmaster).
Assists the webmaster with updates, changes and special projects
related to the web site. This person should have a good overall
knowledge of web site design and development including an
understanding of CSS. Flash and/or web graphics skills would be
Web Graphics Assistant
Assists web site design and development by creating and editing
digital graphics. A good overall knowledge of web graphics design is
necessary. Additionally, knowledge of Flash and the ability to create
animated gifs and banners would be a big plus.
The Hike-a-thon Director
Is responsible for overseeing the committee of Volunteer Coordinators
and Managers. This is a key position, since they will coordinate the
activities of many people. They must be computer literate and have
good writing skills so they can help edit press releases and articles.
Experience that could be helpful would be event coordination, project
management, good leadership. They must be a good self-starter, with
good time-management and organizational skills, since the "buck" stops
here. Doug will work closely with this person, but won't be able to
help much once the hike begins.
Writes press releases, talks to media, helps Doug with interviews,
sets-up a media conference in Boulder, Colorado (with Doug).
Requirements include good writing skills, tenacity, likeable
personality, good people skills, good organizational skills, passion
for raw foods and the healthy-promoting benefits, good knowledge of
raw nutritional science (so they can answer questions posed by the
media). Works with The Hike-a-thon Director, Doug, and the Web Master
To volunteer visit www.rawhike.com
To make a donation phone 707-964-2420 or visit www.RawFoodChef.com
Now go take a Raw Hike!