Olin MBA student hikes 2,500 miles for community & charity





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Published on Oct 2, 2012

Olin MBA student Michael McLaughlin completed a 2,500-mile, seven-month journey and successfully became the first person ever to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and the Ozark Trail back-to-back. The purpose of Michael's hike was to help underprivileged children who have been abused, discarded, or ignored.

Michael's passion for service stems from a childhood of abuse that left him emotionally and physically scarred, as well as homeless. This inspired Michael to create the vision for Hike4Kids along with fellow MBA student Brooke James. Brooke also is no stranger to adversity, as she spent four years in Africa building schools for neglected blind children, and is in fact blind herself. Together, Michael and Brooke developed Hike4Kids as a way to bring attention to the plight of underprivileged children, and to raise money for two worthy charities that are striving to help these children. Learn more at http://hike4kids.com.

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