Kate Fiander and friends recently put together a team and joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s “A Dare to Remember” campaign. Their “dare” is to raise $5,000 by spending one day—October 29—trail building along the future “Cape to Cape Trail,” which will eventually become Nova Scotia’s first long distance walking trail, spanning the 400km between Cape Chignecto and Cape George. The team is made up of five people (one being Kate’s dad, and the three others his friends)—all outdoor enthusiasts.
There’s a symmetry in bringing the two projects—one local and the other global—together by doing some work in the local community. Since the Stephen Lewis Foundation works with grassroots organizations in Africa to “turn the tide” of AIDS, the team liked the idea of working from Cape to Cape to support them.
Kate has worked in Rwanda with a sexual and reproductive health organization and recently returned to Halifax after year in the eastern Congo. She has a lot of respect for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s approach to supporting such effective and innovative projects that in many cases would simply not be funded by more mainstream donors.
For more information about this “A Dare to Remember” project, use the following link. Note that each team member has an individual webpage to track their fundraising.