Join us for the 5th Annual Hike for Mike!
Sunday, October 17
1 - 5 p.m.
As COVID cases continue to rise in the Charleston area, the Lonon Foundation Board and staff have decided to host this year’s Hike for Mike completely virtually. This was a difficult decision to make but out of an abundance of caution for our immunocompromised families, we know that this is the best decision.
The great part is the Hike is still going to be an amazing day focused on family and time in the outdoors! Although we won't be hiking together, we we still encourage you to hike with us on Sunday, October 17. The day will be filled with lots of activities that you can participate in from wherever you are!
Why We Hike
Similar to the activities our mindfulness and kids’ tents would have had, this guide has activities for kids and teens! Download and bring it with you on your phone or print!
Features of the Hike
Our virtual event is going to be a lot of fun, and it will still be the celebration of the outdoors, hiking, and the beautiful Lowcountry that we all have come to know and love. It is also a wonderful way to gather our community partners and all of our supporters. Last year, we had hikers from across the country participate!
We look forward to hiking with you virtually!
Check out some of our favorite local & Regional Trails
We get it - taking your kids on a walk without planned activities doesn't always go as planned. That's why we created a fun printable Family Activity Guide to make sure your kids have a fun hike/walk, too! It features a scavenger hunt, find & draw, conversation starters, and some easy mindfulness exercises!
What is the Hike for Mike?
In honor of Michael Lonon, father, husband, friend and nature enthusiast, the Hike for Mike promotes his passion for nature, hiking and the beautiful Lowcountry that he called home.
Michael lost his battle with head and neck cancer at just 32 years old, after fighting the disease for more than three years. He left behind a 4 year old son and a 3 month old daughter.
During his cancer diagnosis, treatments and Hospice care, Mike's main focus was always on the health and wellbeing of his young family, especially his children.
To honor his strength, his selfless attitude, and to advocate for children who are affected by a parent or caregiver's cancer diagnosis, we hold our annual fundraiser, The Hike for Mike.
Each year the money raised at The Hike goes toward creating resources in the Lowcountry that provide support to these children, including our UPLIFT (Using Play Love Inspiration and Friendship as Therapy) Program, which hosts FREE monthly events for these kids; our continuing education courses that offer FREE classes on trauma in children who have experienced losing a parent from cancer; and our partnership with Camp Rise Above, which will host our first 2 day camp Summer 2019.
Please Hike with us this year and help children, like Mike's, who have been affected by a parent's cancer.
Sponsor the Hike
To advocate for these families in our community, reach the families who need us, we need your support.
Please consider participating in this yearly fundraiser by becoming one of our 2021 sponsors!
Questions about sponsorship? Contact Maddy Rodeffer at firstname.lastname@example.org