Climb Mount St. Helens in an effort to raise money to support interventions for children suffering from adverse childhood experiences (ACE)

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Thank you for being part of Dr. Dwinnells’ climb up the 8,366 ft. Mount St. Helens.

This campaign will raise funds to help support children who suffer from childhood trauma such as physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse. ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) is a term commonly used to describe these occurrences. Children who live in dysfunctional households are often described in this group as well.

The implications are that these kids grow up to have a much higher incidence of depressions, suicide rates, mental illness as well as chronic disease problems such as diabetes.

If these children, who are at risk, can be identified early on then interventions can begin earlier and perhaps more kids will not have to suffer from a lifetime of afflictions but lead productive and happy lives.

Dr. Dwinnells, The Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation and ONE Health Ohio want to support programs that will perform research on this topic; that will provide intervention strategies and that will improve the lives of these deserving kids.

The Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, charitable organization. Contributions from our donors are tax deductible.


Dr. Dwinnells would like for you to join him on this journey by participating in a virtual mountain climb! Walk 15,000 steps in 3 days to virtually summit Mount St. Helens October 27th. The climb will begin on October 27, 2017 and end on October 29, 2017. Track your daily steps and manually input your progress through this virtual platform.

To summit the mountain, you will need to walk 15,000 steps.

Your goal is to walk 5,000 steps each day of the climb – October 27th through October 29th.

To participate, click on the Take the Challenge button on the right. Once you have registered and set up your profile, you are ready to climb! Start entering your steps on October 27, 2017 to begin your journey up Mt. St. Helens!

This campaign is closed.