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.
All day access to Caw Caw Interpretive Center and hiking trails
FREE Hot Cocoa Bar & Muffins
FREE Goodie bags from Wonder Works
FREE Face Painting
FREE Make Your Own Walking Stick and other kids arts & crafts
Meet & Greet with Disney Princesses
Mac Daddy Mac N Cheese Truck
Multiple Hike Start Times this year!
To mimimize the foot traffic on the hiking trails, we will have staggered start times every 15 minutes, starting at 9:15 a.m.
The Silent Auction will open at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.
We will announce the winners at 11:45 a.m.
Auction items include passes to Children's Museum of the Lowcountry and the Riverdogs, bracelets from Alex + Ani, gift cards to Mellow Mushroom, Kittsona, The Alley, Cyclebar, an amazing Wonder Works item, and so much more!
The MacDaddy Mac N Cheese Food truck will be open 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.!
Children 12 and under are Free
All current UPLIFT families get in FREE.
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Interested in donating, sponsoring or volunteering at the 2018 Hike for Mike, please contact
Multiple sponsorship packages available!
The Lonon Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) non profit.