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Join Our 45 Mile Outdoor Challenge

BY: Sue Cardenas-Soto

More than 1.8 million LGBTQ+ young people are estimated to seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S. — at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds. This sobering statistic motivates us at The Trevor Project, and our entire community of support, to rally around LGBTQ+ young people and challenge ourselves to do better for them. We’ve had massive success together in our Facebook fundraising efforts — join us for another this March!

We invite you (our community of allies and supporters) to join the 45 Mile Outdoor Challenge. We’ll be moving outdoors (ie. hiking, rolling, walking, etc.) in an effort to raise funds for our mission — ending suicide among LGBTQ+ young people by being there for them, 24/7. Every mile you move and dollar you raise will go towards making every 45 seconds better for LGBTQ+ young people.

Follow these simple steps to join our 45 Mile Outdoor Challenge:

  • Follow this link and we’ll automatically create a fundraiser with all the right settings on your behalf. You can edit the details on Facebook upon creation!
  • Register in Facebook Messenger now to log your miles all month. Choose to create a team or participate solo!
  • Join our 45 Mile Outdoor Challenge Facebook Group to connect with others and learn more about Trevor. 

The money raised will help The Trevor Project’s goal to provide free, confidential, 24/7 suicide prevention and mental health services to LGBTQ+ young people. By supporting Trevor, you help bring us into a future where LGBTQ+ young people are safe, supported, and never reach a point of crisis. 

Have a Question? Check out the FAQs for our Facebook Challenges!

If you can’t find your answer below, please reach out to [email protected] for additional help. Please be patient and allow us up to 24-48 hours to respond.

Q: When and how do I log my miles?

A: You’ll be able to start logging miles on the first day of the month, but you can join the 45 Mile group and start your fundraiser right away. You can log your miles in Messenger by typing “Menu” then enter, and click the “Record miles” button, then enter your achieved miles and click the word “Submit.” Please note that the menu has multiple tiles.

Q: What if my miles are incorrect or I receive an error?

A: To correct your total activity in Messenger, type “Menu” then enter, click on “Record miles” and then click “Edit my total miles.” Let us know if you still experience issues.

Q: How do we participate as a team?

A: When you register in Messenger, you will be prompted to take on the challenge solo or as a team. Follow the prompts to build out your team!

Q: Can I do a different activity?

A: We encourage you to participate in the challenge in a way that’s meaningful to you!

Q: What do I do if I started a Facebook fundraiser for The Trevor Project but not specifically for the challenge?

A: A Facebook fundraiser for The Trevor Project is the same as a fundraiser for this challenge. Thanks for supporting Trevor’s mission.

Thank you so much for your support, and best of luck with the challenge!

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning, and more (LGBTQ+) young people. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 via chat www.TheTrevorProject.org/Get-Help, or by texting START to 678-678.

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