1st Annual Hike to the Hollywood Sign Fundraiser : : March 11, 2017

  • The welcome banner stretches across the entrance to Bronson-Canyon Griffith Park.

  • Hikers and organizers prepare for the hike to begin.

  • Volunteers pack goodies and water into Kaiser Permanente Thrive bags for each hiker.

  • Hikers get registered, give donations and pick up their goody bags at the sign-in desk.

  • Each hiker gets a sticker to identify them as fundraisers for The Center.

  • Tony Hoover, owner of Red Line Tours and organizer of the fundraiser, welcomes everyone to the hike.

  • With the cutting of the ceremonial red ribbon, the hikers are off!

  • Hikers share the trail with equine friends.

  • Trail markers show the way and share The Center’s philosophy on ending homelessness!

  • A view of the goal from the trail.

  • Made it to the top behind the Hollywood Sign!

  • The beautiful view from the top!

  • A satisfying conclusion to trekking 3 miles uphill.

Hike to the Hollywood Sign Fundraiser

  • Date: Saturday March 11 2017
  • Time: 9-12 p.m
  • Location: Bronson-Canyon Griffith Park

On a bright and beautiful morning, a couple hundred people gathered at Bronson-Canyon Griffith Park to participate in a fundraiser hike hosted by Red Line Tours. Their goals were to climb to the top of Mount Hollywood to a point just behind the famous Hollywood sign and to raise funds to reunite people experiencing homelessness with their families.

After everyone registered, Tony Hoover, the owner of Redline Tours, welcomed and thanked everyone for their efforts to end homelessness in Hollywood. Then with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon, the hikers were off to conquer the trail.

The 3-mile trek took hikers past beautiful vistas, along a windy path with inspirational trail markers and finally a triumphant view from the top! It was a beautiful way to physically experience the journey to end homelessness–an uphill road with some beautiful bright spots along the way that we believe will ultimately result in the end of homelessness in Hollywood.

Thanks to all who participated in this fantastic event!

Editor for The Center1st Annual Hike to the Hollywood Sign Fundraiser : : March 11, 2017