Hike 2 Mend Campaign 2022

Community Medicine in Los Angeles

Fundraising on behalf of Mending Kids

Community Medicine in Los Angeles is proud to support Mending Kids in honoring the journey that a parent takes to gain access to surgical care for their child through the Hike to Mend campaign.


Join us at Griffith Park on October 8th, 2022 to hike for health equity, and help us raise awareness of health disparity everywhere. Hike a few miles so that, together, we can provide kids with the life-changing care that they need.



This event was inspired by Joel’s aunt who traveled clear across Tanzania to try to save her young - orphaned - nephew who was dying of congenital heart disease. Unable to afford the bus fare, she hitchhiked with Joel in tow for a full week, traveling over 700 miles to reach our cardiac mission.


Hike to Mend is in honor of the distance that Joel’s aunt and countless other parents who travel to try to gain access to surgical care for their child. But more than that, it’s about the journey we all face when seeking to gain access to healthcare for a loved one. Whether you travel by foot, navigate the obstacles of insurance eligibility, or engage in simple advocacy, it is about the journey.



Join us on the hike or make an impactful donation, so we can help more kids receive the surgical care that they need. 


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Mending Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in California, USA. Our tax ID is 95-4394305.