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Josh Valentine: Expedition Leader
Alex Williams: Documentary Filmmaker
Bob Lomauro: CEO Somerset Hills Y
Kirk Leslie: Experienced Colorado Backpacker
Mike McNelis: Charlie Dourney's Grandson
Donna Dourney, President, HARK, Inc.
There are 48 peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that range from 4,000 to as high as 6,288 feet in elevation. Next fall, the Hope on the Horizon Expedition Team will climb them all in a single trip, entirely on foot. Throughout the 239.6 mile journey, the team will be forced to negotiate and overcome countless challenges and hardships as we live amongst these mountains for two to three weeks in pursuit of our objective.
Yet the challenges faced by the Hope on the Horizon Team are pale by comparison to another set of hardships, one much less known and far more worthy of attention and admiration. Every day, victims of A.L.S. rise each morning facing insurmountable odds, forced to negotiate and overcome an obstacle that cannot be defeated.
The challenges of negotiating the fragile beauty and rugged terrain of the White Mountains will serve as an engaging storyline used to teach the world about the hardships faced by A.L.S. victims and their loved ones in dealing with this devastating disease.
To produce this documentary, we have secured the services of Videotrekker Films, a full service, award winning, professional video production company offering pre and postâ€production services. Videotrekker is owned and operated by Alex Williams, who studied film at the University of Montana and Outside Adventure Film School under Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael Brown. He has filmed on location throughout the United States, Papua New Guinea, South America, Haiti, Europe and Africa.
Videotrekker specializes in capturing the courage of the adventure traveler, the competitive nature of the extreme sportsperson, and the spirit of the business entrepreneur.
Our documentary will serve as an invaluable tool in bringing the War on A.L.S. to a new front. By teaching the public about this little known disease, we will further mobilize efforts and resources in the ongoing search to find a cure.
Sponsored H.A.R.K, Inc. formed in memory of Charlie Dourney who lost his battle with ALS in 2009.
HARK is a recognized 501 c 3 non-profit organization.
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