Burns and Jones' Long Long Walk for Liberty Lane Surpasses Goal of Raising $100,000
Raises over $132,000.00
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Oh, what a WALK! Oh, What a NIGHT! Oh, what a SUCCESS!!! Over $132,000 raised by Jones and Burns' Long, Long Walk for Liberty Lane.
(The tally total at the BIG cheque presentation was $131,844 but there were donation buckets on the tables and that pushed it over the $132,000 mark.)
Day 4: Steven is pretty excited to see signs for home. Check out Steven and Brian's social media posts on Facebook and send them a message and let them know what their effort means to the Fredericton community. Your support, feedback and donations mean so much to them while they out there on the Long, Long Walk. Keep the chatter coming!!!!
Day1: On the road in Edmundston. Every day Brian and Steven will wear a t-shirt with a different theme..Brian's t-shirt promotes the confidential nature of Liberty Lane's services and programs. Steven's t-shirt is in solidarity with the women who feel overwhelmed because of abuse. Please donate and support the Long Long Walk for Liberty Lane
Jones & Burns’ Long, Long Walk for Liberty Lane
Local businessmen Brian Jones and Steven Burns are walking from Edmundston to Fredericton to raise money for Liberty Lane. The walk will start in Edmundston on June 10 and end in Fredericton on June 16 at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market.
The two lifelong friends have a history of doing unusual fundraising events. Two years ago they spent a week on a roof and raised over $70,000.00 for local food banks. Before that Jones took on hikes across deserts and the North Pole raising money for local charities.
“We definitely challenge each other,” says Jones, a TD Wealth Investment Advisor. “I would say I push the physicality and endurance aspects of these fundraisers while Steve pushes the financial goals. When we started talking about the walk, Steve gulped a bit at the distance and I gulped a bit at the $100,000.00 goal. We both know we are going to do it but it takes us out of our comfort zones.”
“I shake my head at some of the stuff he comes up with,” adds Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of Bulletproof Solutions. “I love raising the money, love drawing the attention to Liberty Lane but I admit I am less excited about walking that long, long distance. A marathon a day. What are we thinking?”
The two set the $100,000.00 fundraising goal based on their past efforts and their confidence in the Fredericton businesses. “Fredericton business people care a lot about our community. You see it in how they volunteer their time, support local causes and donate to events like this,” says Burns.
Since they announced this event on a Facebook video last week the video has been seen more than 5000 times. “The initial response has been incredible,” says Burns. “I love seeing the views go viral across our social connections. The next step is to get everyone clicking the DONATE button to help us achieve our goal. Knowing that we helped raise $100,000.00 for this cause, for women and children facing abuse, will be incredible. Such a good cause, such an important part of our community.
One step at a time, changing lives!
Coach and the Boys getting ready!!
Note the purple nail polish at the end of the video!!!
Your office can support Jones and Burns' Long Long Walk for Liberty Lane by placing a donation bucket where people can see it and contribute. Call Liberty Lane at 451-2120.