Climb Out of Darkness – Postpartum Depression Fundraiser

hiker on a rock

I like to hike. It’s my favorite form of exercise – not too bouncy, not too repetitive, and it gets me outside in nature. Well, some trails in the Los Angeles area are sort of nature-adjacent but you have to listen to the sounds of leaf blowers and people and trucks and stuff. But still, there are leaves and trees and the occasional squirrel.

There is a hike planned for the most famous and urban of trails in Los Angeles – Runyon Canyon, trail of the stars – on Saturday, June 21. A group of Los Angeles people is hiking this trail and raising money for women who suffer from postpartum depression. The movement is called Climb Out of Darkness and is organized by Postpartum Progress, a website devoted to the cause. #TeamLA is raising money with a super cool raffle organized by Morgan Shanahan, who publishes The 818 – please click here to donate and enter to win prizes of your choice, including tickets to a Thirty Seconds To Mars concert! Donate to any of the team members to enter. I am not officially listed on there because I couldn’t get my act together, but I will be hiking with the ladies (and possibly dragging my kids along, too) to support the effort in my own way.


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