From 2008 to 2010 Chris O’Keefe spent 16 months in Southern Sudan, and on February 8, 2010, he began hiking the Appalachian Trail beginning at its southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain in Georgia. Although he ran into several setbacks which delayed his finish, he finally completed the trail on August 12th, 2010. This hike was undertaken to commemorate the long journey towards peace of the people of Southern Sudan. By hiking the Trail, Chris and his team hoped to build bridges between people around the world and the people of Sudan and develop a financial support system that will be able to really help the people of Sudan. The Hike for Sudan team were able to successfully work towards these goals, and we continue to do so today.
This website contains an ever-growing amount of information about Sudan and its people, analysis, news, and events. Keep checking back as more and more information is added. But no website can truly describe the true situation in Sudan, and what people like Chris and his friends have seen and been told by the Sudanese people. If you have any desire to learn more, please be sure to contact us. We firmly believe that positive change will only come about through greater awareness of what is really going on. I hope to see you soon!
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Chris and the Hike for Sudan team