The Mississippi Challenge!
Posted by the ISY Communications Team
This coming summer, Dr. Hedger and his son Max (Class of 2026) are going to attempt to canoe down the entire length of the Mississippi River (2,400 miles)! In doing this they are going to be raising money for two of the service organizations that ISY supports. One is United World Schools which ISY has already partnered with to build a school in Myanmar. Each year ISY raises money to support the school and money raised from this challenge will go towards ISY’s annual financial commitment. The other organization is the Care to the Least Center which is an orphanage in Yangon. Funds raised from this challenge will go towards a new access road, a transformer to allow them to have electricity and a harvester to harvest the rice they grow for food.
Dr. Hedger is from Minnesota which is where the Mississippi River starts as a small river. As it flows south it becomes America’s largest river ending in the Gulf of Mexico. To canoe the length of the river has always been a dream of his which hopefully he will realize this summer.
We will post updates on this challenge on our facebook page from time to time but you can also follow along on Dr. Hedger’s personal blog. Donors of $1,000 or more can have their names/company logos placed on the ISY website and also Dr. Hedger’s blog. If you would like to donate to this challenge you can use the form here or the dedicated donation page or alternatively make a payment via the school’s payment system.
The International School Yangon
20 Shwe Taungyar Street
+95 (0) 9 880 441 040
The 5th Annual ISY Fundraising Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the PARKROYAL Hotel Yangon and will be in their Yadanar Ballroom starting from 6:00 pm. The theme will be The Garden of Hope. The Gala supports and links to ISY’s strategic theme of Sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please see this linked sponsorship document with the sponsorship packages and form. Any questions regarding sponsorship should be directed towards our Advancement Associate, May Su Yadana Bo (email@example.com) or +95 9 880 441 040, +95 9 964 210 248. You can also see further details about ticket purchases for the event on our ISY Gala webpage and Facebook Event page.