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Cycling from Vancouver to Tijuana in an effort to raise college tuition money & overall awareness for the trafficked children supported by Touch A Life.

 

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Getting Involved

We’re Going Big.

ABOUT OUR
JOURNEY


Starting June 1, 2019, two cyclists, AJ & Nelson, will be riding their bikes across the country from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico (an approximate total of 1,800 miles) in an effort to raise $20,000 towards education and tuition for trafficked children rescued by Touch A Life. Throughout the approximate 6-week trip, with support from a scout/follow car (fitted with a cartop camper), the team will explore the various beaches, bluffs, campgrounds, communities, and miles of shoreline along the Pacific Coast. In doing so, they will produce a mix of creative content, including photographs, video, and other experimental short-form digital media.

Why Support Touch A Life?


Touch A Life is committed to providing holistic, customized child care for the children in our programs, complete with regular medical and mental health assessments, art healing programming, and educational and vocational empowerment. By equipping them with individualized care plans, high quality academic opportunities, and critical life skills, these children will grow into healthy, community-changing adults, fulfilling our mission to RESCUE, RENEW, and RESTORE.

Children you are impacting

Doris

Age: 17  |  High School

Felix

Age: 17  |  High School

 

Justina

Age: 18  |  High School

Wisdom

Age: 19  |  College Freshman

What Drives Us

Touch a life’s Mission

Touch A Life is committed to providing holistic, customized child care for the children in our programs, complete with regular medical and mental health assessments, art healing programming, and educational and vocational empowerment. By equipping them with individualized care plans, high quality academic opportunities, and critical life skills, these children will grow into healthy, community-changing adults, fulfilling our mission to RESCUE, RENEW, AND RESTORE.

Touch a life

How can you help?

GIVE DIRECTLY TO TOUCH A LIFE


Our goal is to raise $20,000 to go towards education and tuition for the trafficked children rescued by Touch A Life.

EQUIPMENT/GEAR DONATION


We are seeking equipment and gear gifts or loans to complete the trip. We will create a custom marketing / sponsorship package for you.

FUND OUR TRIP


We are seeking assistance with our trip expenses including: camp sites,
food expenses, gas expenses, and general support.

Thank you to our

Partners

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About AJ and Nelson

Andrew (AJ) Johnson


Hi, I’m AJ. My sister, Rachel Brown, has been with Touch A Life for 10 years now, and introduced me to the organization & its amazing people circa 2008. I’ve been with the TAL family since then, had the opportunity to travel to Ghana in 2010, and have enjoyed watching & supporting the organization & its kids in their growth over the last decade. As a former soccer player, I fell into cycling after college as a natural means to marry my love for athletics and the outdoors. Currently, I work as a freelance creative – photographer, filmmaker, art director and creative strategist, and in building towards the future, I am always looking for ways to give back! Holler at me!

Nelson Rudolph


Hi, I’m Nelson, father to Chili and husband to Ashleigh. I am an avid outdoor adventurer and enthusiast, and am on a quest to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. One of the pillars of that life is giving back and supporting those in need, which is why I am so excited to take part in this giving adventure with AJ and Touch A Life. As a former Division 1 Water Polo player and competitive cyclist, this project is right up my alley, a combination of giving back, physical stamina, and the outdoors.

Looking forward to hitting the road with my longtime friend, AJ Johnson!

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