Join us this October
on our inaugural
Mending Kids

Hike to Mend

An up to 5-mile hike symbolizing the distance that a parent in a developing country has to travel on foot to try to gain access to surgical care for their child. Walk a few miles in their shoes and help us provide them the care they desperately need.

*Registration link below

Joel's aunt, hitchhiked for a week to make the 700 mile trip from Mwanza to Dar Es Salaam so that her recently orphaned nephew could receive the life-saving cardiac surgery that he needed. They arrived on the 4th day of a 5-day surgical week. The schedule was full. Rather than turn him away, the Mending Kids team operated an extra day and scheduled him for the Saturday, so that her efforts to save him would not be in vain.

Erber's mom traveled from their remote village, on foot and for hours, with Erber in tow and his little brother on her back, just to get to a road. They waited, ultimately hitchhiked to a town and got on a long bus ride to Guatemala City. Finally, they reached Mending Kids, where we were holding a general surgery mission and Erber received the surgery that he needed.

We hike this October so Mending Kids can continue to offer critical surgical care to children in need all over the world, including in the USA. Every step you take with us, you take with them. By hiking and raising funds through your journey, you raise awareness of their struggle, and help these families return home with mended children and healthy futures.


October 13, 2019
8 am - 11 am
$35 - individual adult ticket
$20 - student/youth ticket

*Light snacks will be provided
*Registration starts at 7:30am


Topanga State Park
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway
3600 Reseda Blvd,
Tarzana, CA 91356

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