Turn Fifty, Hike Fifty, and Give Back
$1,935.00 raised
$3,000.00 goal
A MESSAGE FROM Turn Fifty, Hike Fifty, and Give Back
Greetings! Thank you for visiting this page. I have some news to share:

In late August, I will be doing something big to commemorate my recent 50th birthday. A face lift? Nope. A spirit lift? Most certainly!

Specifically, I will be joining forty other adventurous souls and the Project Athena Foundation (PAF) team on a 2-day, nearly 50-mile trek through the Grand Canyon in support of female survivors who have suffered a medical setback. 

That's right - we are going to walk from the South to the North Rim. And back again. It's a sizable challenge - both physically and mentally - but nothing compared to what the Project Athena grant recipients have endured. 

Every dollar raised by a PAF adventure participant (aka God/ Goddess) goes directly to helping an Athena survivor achieve her own adventurous dream as part of her recovery process. PAF provides travel expenses, coaching, equipment, and most importantly, the encouragement and inspiration needed to help these strong, amazing women make the life-affirming transition from Survivor to Athlete. 

I'm sincerely grateful for your support in this endeavor - whether as a training partner, cheerleader, or donor. If your company has a matching program, please reference Deb Bonzell R2R2R16 in the notes and your contribution will be applied to my total. Feel free to forward this link to others who might be interested in either donating or participating in another PAF event.

Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause, and for your encouragement as I chase my own dream for 2016: Turn Fifty, Hike Fifty, and Give Back
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  • Deb Bonzell made a $250.00 donation
  • Milt Sandy Bonzell made a $50.00 donation

    Remember Deb, pass on the mule ride.

  • Eileen Aguila made a $25.00 donation

    Best of luck on the hike!

  • Sherry Jordana made a $45.00 donation


  • Zack Rhoades made a $50.00 donation
  • Diane Smerdel made a $25.00 donation

    Your spirit and kindness are inspirational to everyone! Enjoy the adventure and the great impact you are making on PAF lives...

  • Diane Albertson made a $50.00 donation

    50 is just the start of the good times!! Hope it's an awesome adventure and a rewarding one as well.

  • Judy Stillian made a $25.00 donation

    Awesome goal! I'll be with you in spirit Deb and KNOW that you will achieve this accomplishment and learn something new about yourself along the way of your journey. I love your commitment forge through challenges, your willingness to take the challenges head on and your desire to give back; very inspirational. Best wishes for a safe journey!

  • Leslie Waite made a $50.00 donation

    Go Deb Go!!! And remember to savor the beauty around you as you trek through this amazing place!!

  • Anne Gentry made a $100.00 donation

    Great way to celebrate your milestone birthday! So proud of you!

  • Cole Schlecht made a $150.00 donation

    A great individual and an inspiring cause! Enjoy this adventure, Deb.

  • Andrea Muchin made a $50.00 donation

    Go, Deb!!!! What an inspiring way to commemorate your golden anniversary. Proud of you - and proud to call you a friend!!!!

  • Carol Wells made a $100.00 donation

    So inspiring...thank you for doing this!! All the best, Carol

  • Elisabeth Austin made a $50.00 donation

    Go Deb!

  • Shari Jackman made a $40.00 donation

    What a great experience! Good luck, Deb!

  • Anonymous made a $100.00 donation

    Great cause and adventure, Deb! Go get 'em!

  • Frank Bonzell made a $75.00 donation

    Good luck on your hikes as well as your fund raising. Love, Carol & Frank

  • Michelle Soto made a $50.00 donation

    Deb...you are one inspiring woman! Thank you for showing up for yourself and others in countless ways. What a beautiful birthday gift that keeps giving. In deep munay my friend...the Soto Family...cheering you on! You Go Girl!

  • Brit Blythe made a $25.00 donation

    Wishing you luck Deb! I know you'll do great! :-)

  • Lisa Annuzzi made a $100.00 donation

    Very inspirational! Best wishes for a safe and amazing journey. Go Deb!

  • Richard Linda Marvil made a $100.00 donation

    a very young 50 !!

  • Jeni Paltiel made a $50.00 donation

    What a great project to celebrate your milestone!

  • Karen Colligan made a $25.00 donation

    WOW...very impressive!! 50 for 50...nice!!! Karen

  • Lauren Davis made a $50.00 donation

    Go get'm Deb! You're the best!

  • Denise And Dave Bunning made a $250.00 donation
  • Lily Suk made a $50.00 donation

    Congratulations Deb on your many milestones and your generosity to help others!

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