Wilderness Heals

Thank you for visiting the Wilderness Heals blog. Wilderness Heals is an all-women, three-day annual pledge hike that benefits the Elizabeth Stone House (ESH), a Boston-based emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and therapeutic community that provides services to women and children who are escaping violence and overcoming trauma. By encouraging hikers to set challenging physical, emotional, and financial goals, Wilderness Heals mirrors the experiences of hundreds of women who have sought help from the Stone House. Committing to hike is a way to grow personally while simultaneously standing in solidarity with women of the Stone House and women everywhere who are working to overcome the effects of violence in their lives.
Wilderness Heals 2011 will take place July 15-17, 2011. Registration materials may be downloaded here.
Go here to view the 2011 routes, and visit our Who's Who page to meet this year's team leaders and Recruitment Committee members.
Want to learn more? Visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Still have questions? Contact Erika Whyte, Wilderness Heals event coordinator, at 781-726-0551 or ewhyte@elizabethstone.org.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Things to Do, Places to Go, Hikers to Recruit

Hello, past, present, and future Wilderness Heals hikers.

Spring is finally here, and that means that Wilderness Heals 2007 is officially under way! There's a lot going on in the upcoming weeks, and we hope to see you at one or more of these Wilderness Heals activities. Check them out!

First off, there's still time to bring a friend on a recruitment hike.

Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Middlesex Fells Reservation
Meet in the Long Pond parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Dogs are welcome.
For more information, contact Beth Grierson at bgrierson@glad.org.

Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Blue Hills Reservation
Meet by the Reservation Headquarters at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Sandy Goodman at sandragon@lycos.com.

And don't forget about these upcoming festivals:

Saturday, May 5, 2007 - Wake Up the Earth, Jamaica Plain
Sunday, May 6, 2007 - MayFair, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Saturday, May 26, 2007 – WBOS EarthFest, Boston Esplanade

The Elizabeth Stone House will have tables at all three events. Stop by and chat with staff and volunteers, or better yet, sign up to volunteer! Contact Danielle at 617-427-9801, ext. 415 or dpiscatelli@elizabethstone.org for details.

And then there's Women's Fit Night, sponsored by the Natick Eastern Mountain Sports:

Women foot gurus from Merrell and EMS will discuss women's unique footwear in this 45-minute after-store-hours clinic. Participants will receive a free Merrell All-Terrain outdoor travel skin care kit ($20 value) and be entered in a raffle for a free pair of Merrell shoes. Custom fitting will be available.

For more information, contact the Natick EMS, 1400 Worcester St., 508-872-7915.

And finally, don't forget that training hikes begin this weekend on Saturday, May 5, 2007. Check the most recent training hike schedule to sign up!

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