"Peaks for Pigs" Fundraiser: Hiking & Delicious Pizza Get-Together

  • June 5, 2011 · 7:00 AM


See below for the continued activities for this fundraiser!  For anyone unable to participate in the hiking, please consider sponsoring a hiker and/or donating items on the Piggie Wish List: blankets, sheets, creamy peanut butter, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher).  Contact Charlie or Melody to make arrangements. Thank you!

Hello hikers! Hope you're having fun getting sponsors and planning your hikes. Here are some notes about this special event. 

T-SHIRTS:  Hikers who raise at least $75 will receive a t-shirt for their efforts. If you don't quite make that $75 mark, you can purchase a shirt for just $15! If you haven't e-mailed Charlie with your size yet, please do so today. See contact e-mail address below. Charlie will do his best to make sure you receive your request! You can pick up your t-shirt at our kick-off hike on Friday, June 3.

OTHER PfP HIKES, FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - SUNDAY, JUNE 5:  Feel free to hike on your own throughout the weekend or invite others to join you by posting on the Peaks for Pigs event page! 

CELEBRATION DINNER, SUNDAY, JUNE 5:  We hope to see you at ZPizza, 53 W. Thomas Rd., Phx (just west of Central Ave./on Thomas Rd.) at 6:00 p.m. for fun and prizes. Our top 3 fund raisers will get first, second & third choice from the many fabulous prizes. The names of all others hikers will go into a drawing for remaining prizes. Please bring your sponsorship forms to show your earnings. You can also bring any collected donations at that time.

IRONWOOD DONATION DELIVERY, SATURDAY, JUNE 18:  We'll take a drive to Ironwood to deliver the donations. Please let us know if you'd like to join us to personally deliver your gathered donations. If you are unable to join us, please get your donations to Charlie or Melody by Friday, June 17, so we can deliver them for you!

Please let us know what special events you'll be attending so we can plan accordingly. Remember, you don't HAVE to attend the special events to participate! Just keep in contact with us for any special arrangements needed. We hope you are as excited for this special weekend as we are!!! Let us know if you have ANY questions at all!


to benefit Ironwood Pig Sanctuary

Please join the Peaks for Pigs Fundraiser to benefit Ironwood Pig Sanctuary and the amazing work they do in providing refuge, care, kindness and love to 100's of abused and abandoned Pot Bellied Pigs. This fundraiser is a GREAT opportunity for you to raise tax-deductible monies for the pigs while enjoying some of AZ’s beautiful trails and mountains!  

Not in AZ? The fundraiser is structured so you can participate wherever you are! 

Fundraiser Organizer: 

Charlie Boling


Contact: [masked]

Event Date:

your choice of any time from 6am on Friday, June 3rd to

8pm on Sunday, June 5th


you decide where you'll hike!


  • Acme Printing
  • Changing Hands Bookstore
  • Halo Piercing
  • Isa Chandra Moskowitz, famed vegan recipe book author
  • Lady Luck Tattoo
  • Stinkweeds Records
  • Strawberry Hedgehog Soaps, and more!



Beloved Dexter, one of the many reasons this Fundraiser is so important!

Dexter was found at a trailhead in Phoenix, after having been abandoned with only a bowl of food and his carrier. A kind hiker found this young pig and brought Dexter to Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. After his arrival at Ironwood, it was noticed that he had a BB pellet lodged in his cheek. Dexter was all fixed up and now resides in Ironwood's North field where he runs around happily with new friends. Without the help of the hiker, Ironwood and the generosity of donors that help keep Ironwood running, who knows how Dexter's story would have read. We are sure glad he can live his life in safety at Ironwood! ~Taryn/Ironwood Pig Sanctuary


Just follow these simple steps to get started with your fundraising activities:

(1.) RSVP on this Event Page, and/orvisit the "Peaks For Pigs Fundraiser" event page on Facebook and click  "I'm Attending" or "Maybe"  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199193356784184.

After you RSVP at either site, Fundraiser Organizer, Charlie Boling, will contact you to obtain an e-address to e-mail the necessary forms and information.

(2.) Use your convenient "Fundraiser Form" to get EVERYONE you know to sponsor you!!  Have them commit to a certain money amount for each foot of elevation you climb during the weekend of June 3rd - June 5th.


  • You get to decide when & where you want to hike.With each step you take, you're raising much needed funds for the pigs of Ironwood Pig Sanctuary.
  • All donations are tax-deductible!
  • Log sheets are available to track your progress.
  • Once you RSVP, you'll receive a list of elevation gains of some of the more popular hikes in the Phoenix/Tucson area.If unsure what the elevation gain of your favorite hike is, contact Charlie Boling and he'll calculate it for you.  
  • Melody and Charlie will be organizing several group hikes, but feel free to use the meetup event page and/or Facebook event page to organize your own hikes as well. Don't forget to post pictures of your hikes on Facebook to keep everyone up-to-date on your progress!

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  • Melody

    What a great event! The combination of fun, food & friends was just perfect!

    June 5, 2011

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