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People across the globe suffer from mental illnesses that many of us will never encounter or understand. These diseases are not visible, haunting and tormenting individuals on a very personal level, forcing them to battle it silently. More often that not, those suffering from depression are not given the help they need before it is too late. People are not only talking about this on a national level, now they are acting on a very LOCAL level. Two Clarkson University Alums are taking on a challenge to get us talking...a challenge you would have to see to believe. 
The Wild Center has plans to build a multi-million dollar 'Wild Walk' so that visitors to this 31-acre site in Tupper Lake can "walk up into the Adirondack treetops."

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"We have worked on this Wild Walk project behind closed doors for five years," said Stephanie Ratcliffe, the Executive Director at the Center. "We designed it so it could become an iconic symbol for this inventive and creative region."

The Double H Ranch is ending 2012 with their 'Give the Gift of Magic' fundraiser to help children with life-threatening illnesses have a better holiday season and help fund the Double H Ranch. All donations will help support year-round programming and ensure that magic continues to happen at the Double H Ranch FREE of charge for children and their families

One way you can help the Double H Ranch is to sponsor a camper cabin which will help maintain cabins and program areas making the Double H a home away from home; funding of a summer counselor or the maintenance of the aquatics or archery programs; and other unique sponsorship opportunities. I wanted to find more about their 'Give the Gift of Magic' fundraiser and other ways someone can donate to their foundation. I was able to ask Kim Checchia, the Communications Coordinator of Double H Ranch, a few questions to find out some more information. 
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For the past 6 weeks the Double H Ranch received a considerable level of support from a handful of generous Facebook fans and donors!The "Choose Your Path" online challenge helped support the programs that bring health and happiness to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Here's a recap of the events, and some insight as to how those donations positively impact their campers!
Think you're a phenomenal cook? Can you whip up a delicious Southwestern culinary creation? Gus and Deb Castellucci along with their team can! One of five teams who made it to the Double H Ranch Chuckwagon Challenge finals, the team will compete on Friday, June 29 for the gold star prize of $15,000.



The Double H Ranch is in the midst of a 6-week online fundraising challenge, seeking to raise funds for children battling life-threatening medical challenges. This event- promoted mainly through the use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter- gets people from around the country to show their support! Are you up for the challenge?

How Can I Make a Difference and Show My Support?

If you're ready to get involved in the "Choose Your Path" online challenge, then follow these quick and easy steps:

In the second week of the Double H Ranch "Choose Your Path" online challenge, Team Health received a boost in donations from Jeremy Abel, Diahne Iversen and other generous participants! This 6-week, social media-powered fundraising challenge supports the many programs that touch the lives of campers and families who are dealing with life-threatening medical conditions. Find out how easy it is for you to make a donation and show your support right now!

'Choose Your Path' to Bring Health and Happiness to Children in Need


It's not everyday you're given the opportunity to forget life's challenges- but for one week at Double H, this is exactly what happens! In the fresh air of the Adirondacks, children with life-threatening medical conditions get the chance to enjoy life as it was meant to be.

This week the Double H Ranch kicked-off the 'Choose Your Path' appeal- a 6-week online fundraising challenge to support the various summer programs our campers look forward to throughout the year. These programs bring much-needed laughter and excitement to children who are living with medical challenges, and gives them a magical experience that can change their lives forever.

Our campers only get one childhood, so let's do what we can to make this one count! At Double H, we're all the same. And it's the power of your donation that makes this magic come to life.

You've heard of rubber duck races, (check out the annual Kiwanis Fundraiser in Glens Falls) but a rubber loon race? Now that's something that only the Adirondacks would have. 
MP900182785.JPGThis weekend is the sixth annual Zippy's Crusade for Kids charity snowmobile ride in Inlet, NY. Reigning NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will be in attendance at the event, from Friday, January 27th, until Saturday the 28th.

Zippy's Crusade for Kids is a non-profit event to raise money for kids in need throughout the community. A tradition of the annual event is to surprise the recipients with the donations, which have been kept a secret until the event. Three area families will be very happy special guests at the presentation.