A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail, 3rd Edition, now in its 3rd edition, by author Jeff Alt, is an interesting read. Originally published in 2000, it covers Jeff’s thru-hike of the AT (Appalachian Trail) to raise awareness and money for the home where his brother resides (in the years since his hike he has helped raise over $200,000…which is pretty dang amazing). It covers his hike which in itself is a great read but also talks at the end about how to help your own charities – to make “The Extra Mile” (Chapter 36) and gives solid advice on whether or not you are cut out for this type of adventure. He also discusses his brother’s medical condition of Cerebral Palsy and why the home he has raised so much money for has helped so many with physical limitations.
More so, at the end of the book is a chapter on getting your loved ones, particualrly children, out in the woods with you. Being one who loves taking her children with her…well, that chapter alone is worth reading the book for!
Also available is A Walk for Sunshine Appalachian Trail Show, a DVD that goes along with the book. I have not had a chance yet to watch my copy but will soon!