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500 Miles/500 Stories



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  • Posted June 05, 2012
    Author: Sarah Levitt
    Credits: Sarah Levitt
    We did it! We walked 500+ miles! Stay tuned for stories from the trail, including adventurous days of rafting, facing weather conditions of all kinds, and encounters with snakes and spiders and bears (oh my!), plus breathtaking views from mountaintops and heart-aching views of mountaintop removal.

    A HUGE thank you to all of those who have contributed so far and have made this incredible walk possible. We are still about $4000 from our fundraising goal, so please tell your friends about this project and ask for them to support Dance Exchange.

    Don't forget to visit to see the stories we've collected so far from on and off the trail. Deal yourself a card to contribute your own story to this project.
  • Posted May 29, 2012
    Jori KettenJori KettenJori Ketten
    It has been an incredible journey so far, and it's hard to believe we're in the home stretch. We hope to be to the mountains by this weekend. The trail has been full of ups and downs, and we've found ways to navigate through all kinds of conditions, hardships, and unexpected turns. A few photos from some great days on the trail... looking forward to sharing many more stories upon my return.
  • Posted April 25, 2012
    Head on over to to check out the stories we've been collecting as part of the walk. We've already got 70 stories posted, with many more on the way!
  • Posted April 09, 2012
    Dance ExchangeDance Exchange
    Take a peek at the postcards that you'll receive from the trail as well as the gorgeous playing cards that we've designed and developed to collect stories (and play cards too!)

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Recognition on the 500 miles/500 stories web component to this project and support towards 1 mile for the Dance Exchange walk.
Recognition on the 500 miles/500 stories website, support towards 10 miles for the Dance Exchange walk plus an invitation to a rehearsal of How To Lose a Mountain in the Fall.
Receive all of the above plus a postcard handwritten from Dance Exchange on the trail and support Dance Exchange for 50 miles of the walk.
Receive all of the above plus a beautiful 4x6 photo from the trail and support Dance Exchange for 100 miles of the walk.
Support Dance Exchange for 250 miles of the walk, receive all of the above plus a Dance Exchange Envirosax tote bag and a exclusive deck of 500 miles/500 stories playing cards.
Support Dance Exchange for 500 miles of the walk, receive all of the above plus take a walk with Cassie Meador when she returns from the trail to discuss her experiences
Cassie Meador is the Artistic Director of the Dance Exchange and the choreographer of How to Lose a Mountain, an NPN Creation Fund recipient
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