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Employee plans 2,633-mile hike for Thrive

Michael Koslow plans a 2,663-mile hike to raise money for Thrive. Michael Koslow plans a 2,663-mile hike to raise money for Thrive.

A staff member of the Thrive mental health agency plans to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in April and raise money for Thrive Clubhouse with every mile walked, Thrive Executive Director Kristen Martin announced.


Michael Koslow, a unit leader at the Clubhouse, will begin the 2,633-mile thru-hike on April 29. Seeking donations for each mile hiked, he hopes to raise $10,000 for the Clubhouse program. He will appeal to philanthropic organizations, hiking groups and individuals personally touched by mental illness.
Thrive is a local nonprofit that helps adults with severe and persistent mental illness "move from merely surviving to thriving."
"Our programs enrich members' lives as they develop the skills critical to becoming socially and vocationally integrate into society," Martin said in a news release. "For an agency like ours hit hard by budget cuts in the past year, Michael's fundraising effort is greatly appreciated."
Individuals or organizations who are interested in contributing may make direct donations by check to Thrive, with the memo line "Thru-hike for Thrive." To learn more about Thrive, visit or call 697-1581. People can follow Michael's journey on the Thrive Facebook page at thrive4health.