HIKING FOR DANISH AMERICA - FUNDRAISER FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS
This summer, let’s raise funds for our Danish American organizations! Sponsor Danish America’s “Hiking Viking”, NFDA’s president, Bruce Bro, as he traverses the 500-mile Colorado Trail.
In the National Foundation for Danish America’s weekly emails, you’ve seen the widespread cancelling of every major event in our Danish American world. It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on organizations across the country. Across Danish America donations are down. The NFDA is here to help the “down” go “up”.
Enter the “Hiking Viking”! Starting June 29th, Bruce Bro will traverse the 500-mile Colorado Trail for six-to-eight weeks from Waterton Canyon, southwest of Denver, to Durango. He will navigate to 13,271 feet above sea level and keep above 10,000 feet for most of the trail. He's also hoping to scale Colorado's highest peak, Mt. Elbert (14,439 ft) along the way!
You can help Danish America as Bruce clocks miles . Here’s how:
What the NFDA will do:
How we’ll make it fun and inclusive:
Oh -- if you’re skeptical about Bruce’s ability, don’t be. He can do it – he’s hiked the Grand Canyon, rim-to-rim, reached Mt. Everest’s Base camp in the Himalayas, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, and climbed the highest peaks in the U.S.!
Please join us to raise funds for Danish America! Let us know that you’re interested in being a part of Project “Hiking Viking”.
The NFDA Board
Karin Schoen Wasler, Linda Steffensen, Katrine Vange, Bruce Bro
NFDA Facebook Page
Benevolent Mountaineer Hikes For Danish America - by Barb Ceruti
(To add your Danish American non-profit club or organization, please email us at info@DanishAmerica.org )
Approximately $10,000 in Pledges already!!!
Tusind Tak to these individuals and families who have pledged to support Danish America!
National Foundation for Danish America
Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
DSS Ellen Lodge #21, Denver CO
Den Danske Klub '88 - Colorado
Denver Danes - Colorado
Danish Sisterhood of America
Frank and Edith Christensen
Northwest Danish Association - Seattle, WA
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Audubon IA
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Audubon IA
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kimballton IA
American-Scandinavian Foundation - New York
Den Danske Pioneer
Rebild Natl Park Society
Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Christine Lundsberg Geiger
Elizabeth, Linda and Elsa Steffensen
Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS)
Elsa, Linda and Elizabeth Steffensen
Linda, Elsa and Elizabeth Steffensen
Danish Home Foundation of Chicago
Danish Home of Chicago
Kent and Connie Hanson
Anne Grethe Nielsen
Danish Lutheran Church, Yorba Linda
Danish Lutheran Church, Los Angeles.
Some of Bruce's past hiking adventures...
2008 - Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Photo at right - he claimed the mountain for Denmark!)
2013 - Mt Everest Base Camp, Nepal
2013 - Mt Whitney, highest peak in lower 48 states
2016 - Grand Canyon Arizona Rim-to-Rim
Over many years - 20 of Colorado's highest peaks "The 14ers"
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