WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES… OR IN LINDA’S CASE 2,650 MILES

On February 16th, Rupert’s Landing hosted a Family Weekend supper, graciously sponsored by Gerard Buckley of Mortgage Wellness, Collingwood, in aid of Linda Murphy’s upcoming fundraising trek. Linda Murphy, a 57-year-old Collingwood Realtor, mom/wife, and community volunteer, is heading out on the most adventurous challenge of her life. On March 26, she will commence a 4,279 km. solo wilderness hike, on one of the longest continuous foot trails in the world, from Mexico to Canada, on the Pacific Crest Trail. Since August, through social media across the country and, local word-of-mouth, Linda has received tremendous support towards her hiking effort to raise $15,000 for My Friend’s House, and Domestic Violence-Prevention Programs across Canada (her goal was $10,000, but she recently raised it, when she quickly passed that threshold). Her total currently sits at $14,035 – and climbing! For further info and to donate please visit: https://tinyurl.com/hikinghomeforshelter or https://www.gofundme.com/hikinghomeforshelter or call Linda directly at: 705-351-1420. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography