Attendees will enjoy a day of fun an adventure in Silverado Canyon with a portion of the proceeds going to support the emergency shelter, transitional living center, counseling and community outreach programs that Laura’s House provides to the Orange County community
LADERA RANCH, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 – To commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012, Uncharted Journeys is hosting its 1st Annual Canyon Country Hike & Hoedown to benefit Laura’s House, a non-profit organization whose mission is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence, while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
The 1st Annual Canyon Country Hike & Hoedown will take place on Sunday, October 21 at the Santiago Event Center located at 27100 Baker Canyon Road in Silverado, Calif. Registration for the event begins at 9:00 a.m., with the hikes beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Hoedown at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature two different hikes, a 3-mile easy to moderate hike for all ages, and a 5-mile moderate to strenuous hike for experienced hikers.
“We are very pleased to be able to shine a light on domestic violence, and raise funds through our 1st Annual Canyon Country Hike & Hoedown that will help Laura’s House provide shelter and counseling services to women and children who are fleeing violent homes,” said Marilyn McGowan, Chief Exploration Officer, Uncharted Journeys. “This fun-filled event is designed for the entire family, and will include an adventurous morning hike through the backcountry trails of Silverado Canyon, followed by an opportunity to kick back for a relaxing afternoon with friends and family featuring great food, wine tastings from local vintners, and live country music courtesy of Brad Johnson & The Killin’ Time Band.”
“We are grateful to count Uncharted Journeys as one of our community partners during Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and executive director, Laura’s House. “By collaborating with local businesses like Uncharted Journeys, we can build greater awareness for how domestic violence impacts our community, while raising much-needed funds that help sustain our counseling, shelter and community outreach programs.”
For more information on the 1st Annual Canyon Country Hike & Hoedown, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CanyonCountryHikeAndHoedown. Registration for the event is available online at Active.com.
About Uncharted Journeys
Uncharted Journeys is a unique adventure company offering innovative, inspirational, life-changing travel experiences for women of all ages who are seeking to discover themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit www.unchartedjourneys.com.
About Laura’s House
Over the past eighteen years, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to nearly 3,500 battered women and children, and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 40,000 individuals. The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse. More information on the programs and services offered by Laura’s House is available at www.laurashouse.org.