In 2016, we came up with an idea to raise money to send kids to Camp SMILE who are in need of financial assistance. We called it “Miles for Smiles.” Lilia Melikechi and Jake Alvarez walked 137 miles from Mobile, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana in only 5 days. We set a goal of $1,500, or enough to donate 5 camperships to deserving families. The response was incredible. In just over 3 weeks, we raised almost $10,000! The outpouring of support was so amazing that we promised to do it again.
Last year, we walked back from New Orleans to Mobile. It was our first time asking for teams of volunteers to walk with us and the reply was great! We set a new record of almost $15,000 raised. This year we are walking back to New Orleans and we're asking for more people that are willing to get out there and help us make a difference one mile at a time!
The dates for this year's event are Saturday, April 28th through Wednesday, May 2nd. We will be making 10, two-person teams to walk 13.7 mile stretches.
Show your support by sponsoring the team per mile, or by making a one-time donation. Please help us make this year just as special so that we can give kids the experience of a lifetime! To learn more about camp, visit www.campsmilemobile.org