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We Took Hope On the Road

The 3,700 mile journey on the historic Lewis & Clark trail completed November 2017

Year after year we are faced with the harrowing reality of suicide across our country.

Over a million Americans attempt to end their life annually. Yet still there exists a pervasive stigma surrounding the topic of depression, an issue that faces all of the nation's diverse demographics.

Since their founding in 2014 The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation has fought to eradicate suicide by funding depression research, creating awareness through education, and battling the stifling stigma. Now the Foundation is taking that mission on the road.

We will Light the Trail for those struggling in darkness by cycling coast to coast, retracing the route of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Along the way we will educate communities about depression and suicide awareness, and we’ll encourage those we meet to share their experiences facing the disorder.

Over 200 years have passed since Lewis & Clark successfully completed their daunting journey across the unexplored west, and to this day they are celebrated for their bravery and leadership. Captain Meriwether Lewis is far less known however for his grave struggle with depression. He took his own life just three years after the famous expedition.

We retraced their original route in reverse, from west to east, blazing a new trail of hope. At our cathartic, slow pace we educated, inspired, and encouraged discussion about this issue with those we encountered, lighting the way toward a future free of depression and suicide.

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