August 24, 2016
Michelle Adams O'Regan
Communications and Marketing
When 44 Saint Anselm students cross the Maine/New Hampshire border today, they will be more than halfway through their eight-day, 130-mile trek, raising money with each footstep for nine charities across the two states. More than $24,000 has been raised by this year's participants.
Participants walk a route first imagined by Fr. Seamus Griesbach, a Maine native and Saint Anselm College alumnus, who mapped and walked the road that has evolved into the current-day program.
"We experience the true humility of this effort through physical, mental and spiritual ups and downs," says Katie Gemmell '17. "Whether in faith or in doubt, all the walkers believe in the way of the walk - knowing that every footstep makes a difference."
The group will return to campus on Saturday, Aug. 27, where they will be welcomed back by friends and family.
Maine charities receiving support include Maine's Birthline (Catholic Charities) of Portland, Community Concepts of Lewiston, Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn, and Sanford Parent Resources Center in Springvale. New Hampshire charities include: St. Charles Children's Home and the Recreation Arena and Youth Services (both of Rochester); the Candia Moore Drug Awareness Program in Candia; Kids Café in Manchester; and Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center in Goffstown.
Read updates from the student-participants on the Road For Hope blog.
- WMUR-TV: Saint Anselm Students Walk 130 Miles for 9 Charities »
- The Union Leader: Students approach end of 130-mile trek for charities »
- Fosters's Daily Democrat/Rochester Times: College pilgrims arrive at St. Charles on annual trek »
- The Washington Times: Students walking 124 miles from Maine to NH in charity drive »
- The Daily Progress: Students walking 124 miles from Maine to NH in charity drive »
- The Times-Record: Students walking 124 for charities »
- NH-1 TV: Saint Anselm students walking 124 miles from Maine to NH for charity »
- WCAX TV: Students walking 124 miles from Maine to NH in charity »
Story and photo by Cory True '09