2016 Walk of Hope will be held at The new Alaska Dream Center Women's Campus
2016 Walk of Hope
To register use the 2016 Walk of Hope Registration Form at the bottom of the page.
We have exciting news! Many people have hoped and prayed for a residential addiction recovery program for the women of Alaska and it is now coming to pass. Currently the AKDC is a men’s center. We have received hundreds of calls from women in desperation and it breaks our hearts to say, “I’m sorry, we do not have a women’s home at this time.” However, we are excited to announce this is about to change. The Alaska Dream Center has acquired a beautiful 38 acre property in Willow, Alaska on Willow Fishhook Road near Hatcher’s Pass. Once known as Black Mountain Inn and Last Chance Coffee House. This summer will be spent renovating the property. It is in needs a lot of TLC due to being vacant for a long period of time. The funds from the Walk of Hope will go 100% toward getting the center up and running. We need our communities help!
Out of this need, the Cranium Walk of Hope was birthed.
The purpose of the Cranium Walk of Hope is to have a lot of fun while raising funds for the AKDC’s women’s home. Prizes will be given for all areas of accomplishment during the walk, there will be refreshment stations along the route where a brain quest card will be given such as a famous quote or a Lego project, crazy stuff to make the walk over the top fun. The men of the AKDC will be walking, along with others like you from our community who will join us, to see the dream of the women’s center become a reality. We will be walking 10 miles from Summit Lake to the new Alaska Dream Centers Women’s Campus where a celebration will take place with a bonfire, barbeque, prizes, and live music.
What excites us about this walk is that it will bring our community together with the common goal of restoring hope to those who are trapped in the snares of addiction. If one person gives $10 per mile and they get 9 of their friends to give $10 per mile, that’s $1,000 Just 100 people doing this along with a corporate sponsorship match, and we will be able to open the women’s home.
The Walk of Hope is taking place in one of the most scenic places in the world and by the end of June Alaska’s weather is incredible. However, this walk is no small endeavor. Walking long distances is a great goal to begin to work toward by working out and exercising for it starting now. If you are interested in walking in the Walk of Hope now is the time to begin working on your endurance. For most of us, walking 10 miles may be hard but is doable, however the steep grades and cranium challenges will make this event fun and even more challenging. Most of us realistically could not do it without some strength training preparation for endurance. It is time to start getting in shape now.
How you can be involved:
You can begin to help right away by telling a friend and asking them to tell a friend. You can join the men of the Alaska Dream Center, as we all walk together to see the vision of the women’s center become a reality. There are no age limits to walk; however, adult supervision is required for each minor. Volunteer support teams will also be an important part of the walk, covering areas such as the cranium refreshment stations, recruiting sponsorship, advertising, registration, first aid, food, etc.
If you are interested in helping in any way please give us a call at 907-746-3736