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Live Auction • Silent Auction • Dessert Dibs • Live Auctioneer • Limited Edition Signed Prints by Local Artist • Custom Design Logo T-shirts • Famous Local Brew • Local Wine • Dance • Best Buffalo Check Swag Contest • Table Sponsor Exclusive Benefits • Live auction winners free gift • New limited release Custom Pine Cone Logo bracelet and pendant by AfriJourney • “Mood Swings” Local band back by popular demand • Dessert Dash • Get your Pine Cone Logo T-shirts and Posters • Rockin’ Roll • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare program experts from across the country share their stories from the field: “Why Wilderness? The Data is In!”, “What Wilderness Does...Inside and Out”, and “Who Benefits from Wilderness? I Was That Kid!”

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018 6PM
World Forestry Center
Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon 97221


6-7:30pm Silent Auction & Social
7:30pm Catered Plated Dinner Service
7:30pm Special Guest Speakers
8:30-9:30pm Live Auction
9:30-10:30pm Live Band & Dance

ATTIRE
Casual
"Buffalo Check" Plaid Flannel Shirts (It looks like a checkerboard--think Paul Bunyan or Parker!)
Converse Chuck Taylors or Vans
Beanie cap or Fedora hat --optional

RESERVE your place at the table $175/guest
or
Be a TABLE SPONSOR* for 10 guests! $1500/table
(*get incentive recognition for your business and appreciation gifts depending on level of support)

Live Auction • Silent Auction • Dessert Dibs • Live Auctioneer • Limited Edition Signed Prints by Local Artist • Custom Design Logo T-shirts • Famous Local Brew • Local Wine•Dance • Best Buffalo Check Swag Contest • Table Sponsor Exclusive Benefits • Live auction winners free gift • New limited release Custom Pine Cone Logo bracelet and pendant by AfriJourney • “Mood Swings” Local band back by popular demand • Dessert Dash • Get your Pine Cone Logo T-shirts and Posters • Rockin’ Roll • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare program experts from across the country share their stories from the field: “Why Wilderness? The Data is In!”, “What Wilderness Does...Inside and Out”, and “Who Benefits from Wilderness? I Was That Kid!”

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018 6PM
World Forestry Center
Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon 97221


6-7:30pm Silent Auction & Social
7:30pm Catered Plated Dinner Service
7:30pm Special Guest Speakers
8:30-9:30pm Live Auction
9:30-10:30pm Live Band & Dance

ATTIRE
Casual
"Buffalo Check" Plaid Flannel Shirts
(It looks like a checkerboard--think Paul Bunyan or Parker!)
Converse Chuck Taylors or Vans
Beanie cap or Fedora hat --optional

RESERVE your place at the table $175/guest
or
Be a TABLE SPONSOR* for 10 guests! $1500/table
(*get incentive recognition for your business and appreciation gifts depending on level of support)

We welcome special guest speakers:

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Dr. Michael Gass, PhD, LMFT, Director of Research with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center, University of New Hampshire, Department of Health & Human Services
www.obhcenter.org
Michael Gass is a Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed postdoctoral studies in marriage and family therapy. After various careers as a landscape architect, dance instructor, group home weekend supervisor, maître d', therapist, and mountain guide, Mike settled into his career in the world renown Outdoor Education Program at the University of New Hampshire. He is one of the creators of the Browne Center, a program development and research center on adventure learning that serves over 10,000 clients a year with educational, therapeutic, and corporate clients. He currently directs two critical research initiatives in the field of adventure therapy–one as Director of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Center (OBHRC) and another as Director of the NATSAP Research Database. Work completed by the Center has resulted in the return of over $6.5 million to families for wilderness therapy.

In 1998 Mike received the Association for Experiential Education’s Outstanding Experiential Teacher of the Year Award, in 2002 he delivered the Kurt Hahn Address for AEE, and in 2011 received AEE’s Distinguished Researcher Award. In 2005 he received the UNH School of Health and Human Service’s Distinguished Career Research Award as well the University’s Award for Excellence in International Engagement in 2011.


Michael A. Gass, PhD, LMFT
Univ. Of New Hampshire
College of Health and Human Services
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Seth Adam Smith, Author, Blogger, U-Tuber, Marketing Director of Marketing with Anasazi Foundation, Arizona
www.sethadamsmith.com
Seth Adam Smith is a best-selling, award-winning author and blogger whose writings have been translated into over thirty languages and featured on the Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, the Today show, Forbes, and many other news outlets around the world. In 2015, his book "Your Life Isn’t for You" was awarded a gold medal for inspirational memoir.

A survivor of a suicide attempt in 2006, Seth has become an advocate for resources and understanding concerning depression and suicide prevention, and he regularly writes about these topics in his books and on his blog. He and his family currently live in Arizona.

Seth Adam Smith
Marketing Director

Anasazi Foundation

They will:

  1. Address why accredited wilderness therapy programs are proven effective both short and long term.
  2. Provide answers to the most asked questions about wilderness therapy with research based evidence
  3. Explain why the emerging field of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare is a vitally important approach to addressing the epidemic in mental health, escalating substance abuse, addiction and rising suicide deaths among our children and young adults.
  4. Share a compelling and personal journey that has lead to a life dedicated to promoting mental health awareness, suicide prevention and wilderness therapy.

Once you have paid for your ticket(s), you'll be taken to a web page to complete your reservation info and choice of entrée.

First 20 reservations win $5 Wild Wes Bucks toward purchase of
logo T-shirts or Posters!

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There Are More Ways You Can Help!
You can donate Funds or Fun towards our annual event directly.
Do you have an item you'd like to include at our Annual Auction?
LET US KNOW!

If you'd like to donate an item or activity to be included as an auction item, describe it below.

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Partner with Us
Become an Annual Sponsor


Please consider a generous tax deductible donation to Wilderness4Life (a 501(c)3 public charity). The Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation gratefully acknowledges and salutes the following corporations, private foundations and personal donors for their generous gifts, support and dedication.

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Thank You for your individual contribution!

Donors

Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. Email us and we'll help you maximize your impact.

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Purchase a NEW Wilderness4Life.org T-shirt— Logo designed by Parker's sister, Breanna!

$25 (+ $5 s/h)

*If you are going to the AFSP Walk or other sponsored event and want to save the shipping fee by picking up your shirts in-person at the event, click here.

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Thank you for considering supporting our mission in 2019 with your participation and generous donation! Thanks to your generosity, we helped 8 struggling Northwest teens and their families last year. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your willingness to consider helping us serve even more struggling local youth and young adults from the Northwest in the coming year. We at the Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation/Wilderness4Life need your help again to do this.

How Can You Help? ❤️
  1. PLEASE PROVIDE an experiential auction item, service, excursion, getaway, or gift certificate or vouchers for our annual “The Way To Wilderness” Auction
  2. RESERVE your place at the table to our upcoming The Way to Wilderness Auction Dinner Dance
  3. MAKE a cash donation at our auction to help struggling young people and their families
  4. VOLUNTEER your time, talent and ideas! We are seeking responsible and enthusiastic helpers and leaders.
  5. CREATE an awareness and fundraising event with us and your business!
  6. ASK how your company can match individual’s charitable giving or become a corporate donor.

What Your Contribution Will Do for You?
  1. YOU WILL GET RECOGNITION on our PBJW4L Website, Facebook, Instagram & at our auction event.
  2. YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE with your charitable giving tax receipt and thank you letter.
  3. YOUR DONATIONS ARE effectively DOUBLED with our 100% Grant Matching Wilderness Partnership Program
  4. YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD about helping a young person, the family, and your community find hope & healing.

Latest Pledge Drive Results

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PLEDGE DRIVE TO CELEBRATE PARKER’S BIRTHDAY! ❤️

Rim2Rim Grand Canyon Trek for Wilderness4Life.

Goal: $1 for every foot in elevation change: $10,141.

Pledge drive begins on Parker’s Birthday 9/26 and ends on the South Rim with blisters!

We are hiking to send NW Kids In-Crisis to Wilderness Therapy Programs. And to advocate for mental health awareness & suicide prevention.

Please donate any dollar amount you can TODAY!  Click the button below!    

Help us fulfill Parker’s Dream “Wouldn’t it be ‘tight’ if we could send just one kid a year to Wilderness?”

We will be hiking with one of our partnering premier wilderness therapy programs— Anasazi Foundation, and we will attempt to hike 25.5 miles in one day! Omg.

Hike Date: Spring 2019. It’s Happening!  
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