Alethea McFarlane, of Stoughton, is raising money for a Boston-based nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic violence.

McFarlane is participating as a virtual hiker on July 20-22 during the Wilderness Heals fundraiser in New Hampshire. The fundraiser is to raising money for the Elizabeth Stone House, a place that helps homeless and at-risk survivors of domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse achieve greater safety and stability.

McFarlane won’t be hiking until next year, but she felt compelled to participate because of the Stone House’s mission.

“This is an incredible fundraiser for people who are in need of support so they can take their lives to the next level of living,” she said. “The organization provides the means to help these people get out of a bad situation and make an independent life. These are people who are being abused and feel locked into a situation they don’t have control over. This can impact children as well.”

To make a donation or to learn more about Wilderness Heals or the Elizabeth Stone House, visit

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