Kelly's Fundraising Page
$2,660.00 raised
$3,000.00 goal

By now most of you are aware of the life-changing adventure I am taking part in later this year. 

I will hike in honor of many great women. I will hike with many great women. Their survival stories are truly inspiring. I am featuring one here. If you browse the Project Athena Foundation site, you will find many more!

If you are inspired too, every dollar you donate goes toward helping these survivors achieve their own adventurous dreams.  As the PAF founder, Robyn Benicassa, says, “Doctors cure the body…Project Athena cures the spirit.”

For my part, I will hike the Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim. What does this mean? It means that I will hike with a 15-20 pound pack on my back down 5,000 feet, across the canyon, over the Colorado River, up 5,000 feet -- and turnaround to do it again the next day. I am training hard through the summer, and can't wait to hit the trail on August 26th!

Thanks for your support!


Kelly P Johnson made a $500.00 donation.
Paul Meehl made a $50.00 donation.
"have fun!!"
Jennifer Hogan made a $25.00 donation.
"Good luck!"
Kim McCullough made a $50.00 donation.
"Best of luck, Kelly! "
For my mom, the strongest woman I have ever known. made a $50.00 donation.
"I admire you for taking on this challenge, KellBelle! 💜"
Karen Laxen made a $50.00 donation.
"Go girl. Happy early birthday"
Brian And Marilyn Pulk made a $100.00 donation.
"Good for you!"
The Blume Bunch made a $100.00 donation.
"Inspiring cause...inspiring effort. Go get em'...and have fun! "
Philip Bernards made a $50.00 donation.
"My little sister rocks!!!!!"
Scott And Hayley Kulstad made a $25.00 donation.
"Good luck Kelly!"
Eileen Johnson made a $100.00 donation.
Ginna Hermann made a $15.00 donation.
"Best of luck! Just like your Mom!"
Dana Nygaard made a $50.00 donation.
"Kelly- have a great trip- way to raise money for a great cause!!!"
Sheri Benko made a $40.00 donation.
"what a great cause! very near to my heart 💗 Thank you for doing this . you go girl!!!! "
Jenny Newlin made a $25.00 donation.
"Good luck and have fun!!"
Shileen Weber made a $50.00 donation.
"Totally inspiring! "
Professional Wireless - Pat and Paula Green made a $250.00 donation.
"We will be rooting for you as you take on this challenge!"
Jan And Jim Bernards made a $250.00 donation.
"From your proud parents!"
Mike Leonard made a $50.00 donation.
Sarah Woodward made a $25.00 donation.
Maria Swanke made a $25.00 donation.
"You go girl!! What an amazing challenge! You will do great!"
Michael & Krista Lindgren Hannah And Luke made a $50.00 donation.
"You go girl!!! You inspire all of us! What a fabulous thing to do ♥"
MY WIFE, MARILYN KWAKO EHRETH made a $100.00 donation.
"I am very proud of you Kelly. "
Tracy Taylor made a $50.00 donation.
"Glad you're getting back to the Grand Canyon. Should be awesome. "
E And J Miller made a $50.00 donation.
"Can not wait to hear all about this and wish you all the best of luck! Thank you for supporting a wonderful cause!"
Greta Ophoven made a $50.00 donation.
"Go get em Kel!!"
Cynthia Larsen made a $25.00 donation.
Heidi Shaver made a $25.00 donation.
"Good Luck Kelly!"
Holly Goeschel made a $50.00 donation.
Stephen Courtney made a $50.00 donation.
"What a fantastic life experience to honor and raise money for others in need - I am excited for all of you and happy to share "must haves" for your trip any time! Good luck! Steve Courtney"
Goodwin Family made a $30.00 donation.
"Good luck to you lovely ladies on your hike! We are so proud to have you represent Prior Lake!"
Smith Moore made a $250.00 donation.
"Best of luck to you on the big hike!"
Vickie And Jerry Hogan made a $50.00 donation.
"Go for it! we're proud of you"