Gunnar to walk 1000 miles on ‘A Soldier’s March for Peace’

Gunnar Swanson and Dina FeslerI first met Gunnar Swanson and Dina Fesler of War Kids Relief back in January when they made a presentation at College City Beverage in Dundas. We later hosted them on our Locally Grown podcast/radio show.

They hired me to help them get set up with a WordPress-based website and to think about how social media could be used for the variety of initiatives they were planning. They then began working with Northfield-based Neuger Communications Group who, along with various marketing and communications work, took on the design of the website… now waaaaay cooler than I could have ever done.

Their next big project is A Soldier’s March for Peace (ASM4P) in which Gunnar

wkr-sshot… will march 1000+ miles from Texas to Minnesota, starting July 4, 2009. With the help of kids across the nation, he is raising funds and awareness for programs that help kids who have been traumatized by war to realize new possibilities for their lives.

Gunnar has started posting to the ASM4P blog (subscribe to its RSS feed or email updates).  You can also follow Gunnar on Twitter and on the WKR/ASM4P Facebook page.

During the Taste of Northfield festivities tomorrow, there will be an informal reception at the Archer House from 5:00 – 8:00. People can stop by to meet Dina and Gunnar and other volunteers and hear more about A Soldier’s March for Peace

They’re also hosting a kick-off event on Bridge Square next Thursday afternoon, June 25th, 2-5 PM. More to come on that.

WKR released this video last week.


  1. Kelly Hebl Garcia said:

    My husband and I had the great honor of meeting Gunnar here in Dallas on the 4th of July. We were proud to be there at the beginning and want to wish him the best along the entire route (I am all too familiar with it as I am from Southern Minnesota and have driven it a few time :)) A Soldier’s March for Peace is an honorable cause and we have faith that Gunnar will fair the lengthy trek well. GO GUNNAR!!!

    July 9, 2009

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