Thursday, April 26th, 2012
NEWPORT, OR, (April 26, 2012) – How far would you walk for a dog? Or a cat? For Rogue Nation Ambassador Leah Hansen and her dad Mike, the answer is 600 miles. This week, they set off from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho on a 207 hour, 29 minute hike to Newport, Oregon – The hometown of Rogue Ales and Spirits.
The Hansen’s journey is a fund-raiser for Help Every Little Paw (HELP), a non-profit that pays for veterinary services, low cost spay and neuter programs, and provides food for companion animals in need. HELP hopes to raise $20,000, which will keep hundreds of pets in their loving homes and out of the pound or animal shelters.
The 600-mile route meanders through some of the most scenic places of the Pacific Northwest, including cities like Spokane and Portland, and small towns such as Ritzville, Eltopia and Mabton. Where they can’t find hotels, the Hansens will spend the night in the homes of friends, a trailer, and even a barn.
You can follow the Hansens on their journey through HELP’s Facebook page and can donate on HELP’s website.
Leah and Mike plan to arrive in Newport on Friday, May 18th, the first day of the 6th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest. Held inside the Rogue Brewery, BMAF raises money for animal groups on the Central Oregon Coast. Leah has organized BMAF’s doggie Olympics for two years. And Rogue is pleased to support her and Mike on their walk with a donation of $2,500.