I'm hiking the Grand Canyon, from the South Rim to the North Rim, and back, this weekend. It's 50 miles round trip.
I'll get to the details in a moment, but for now I want you to take a moment and think about this.
Imagine you're at home minding your business, watching TV.
Your front door gets smashed in, and 12 armed police officers arrest you at gunpoint.
Your family is absolutely terrified as they plead for answers.
You're questioned for days about a crime you knowing nothing about.
You may even get to the point where you confess to something you didn't do.
You hope this nightmare will go away if you sign their confession.
Instead of going home, you're put in jail for a year while you await trial.
6 months later you get sentenced to life in prison, or worse, scheduled to die. You're on death row, confined to a tiny cell for 23 hours a day.
All for a crime, you didn't commit.
It's tragic....innocent people are in prison right now.
And that's why it's so important a group like (the non-profit) Innocence Project steps in.
Their amazing legal team uses indisputable DNA testing to overturn convictions all over the USA.
(Don't forget, if they don't do this work, the second tragedy is the real perpetrator remains free.)
Isn't it awful that innocent people have had to spend one day behind bars, let alone more than 40+ years?!
So why am I telling you all this?
I'm doing this hike to help raise money so they can continue to do this important work.
I hope you'll support my goal and donate a few dollars to the Innocence Project.
I've had the opportunity to meet a couple of guys who got released, and their stories are incredibly moving.
It's hard to believe the amount of grace they have considering what they've been through.
Please help me help them rescue what's left of their lives.
Let's help them return to their families, and live out the rest of their days where they belong...at home.
Thank you so much.