This coming summer, my son Max (Class of 2026) and I are going to attempt to canoe down the entire length of the Mississippi River (2,400 miles)! In doing this we are going to be raising money for two of the service organizations that ISY supports. One is United World Schools which our school, ISY has already partnered with to build a school in Myanmar. Each year ISY raises money to support the school and money raised from this challenge will go towards ISY’s annual financial commitment. The other organization is the Care for the Least Center which is an orphanage in Yangon. Funds raised from this challenge will go towards a new access road, a transformer to allow them to have electricity and a harvester to harvest the rice they grow for food.
Our home is in Minnesota which is where the Mississippi River starts as a small river. As it flows south it becomes America’s largest river ending in the Gulf of Mexico. To canoe the length of the river has always been a dream of mine which hopefully we’ll realize this summer. We will post updates on this challenge on my Tie Online blog from time to time but you can also follow along on Dr. Hedger’s personal blog. Donors of $1,000 or more can have their names/company logos placed on my blog. If you would like to donate to this challenge you can use the dedicated donation page.