Welcome to My Ultimate Hike Page
It is hike time again and as you know, this is not the first "walk in the park" for me. As a matter of fact, this is my fifth year, plus, second year of doing the Ultimate Hike multiple times in one year. Last year, I clocked over 250 miles to tell childhood cancer to take a hike!
I have hiked the Foothills Trail of the AT 6 times (180 miles at 30 mile intervals). Remember, I do this all in one day. Usually, I have to keep and eye out for black bears and snakes, copperheads in particular. And, this spring, I almost stepped on the tail of a copperhead crossing the trail! And he was a big one; it would have hurt! But, next month, I will be hiking 25 miles of the PCT in California, where I have to watch out for black and brown bears, Grizzlies, Rattlers and Mountain Lions, OH MY!!!! But, I am willing to take on anything that tries to stop me from telling childhood cancer to TAKE A HIKE!
Everyday, I think of Torie and the time our family is missing out on. Especially, all the milestones that other families look forward to, such as, college graduation, first real job, falling in love, marriage, children, etc... It breaks my heart when I hear that another family has lost thier child or that their child has just been diagnosed. The horrifying process of watching a child fight cancer will change you forever. I would never wish it upon even my worst enemy.
As I participate in another true ultimate challenge - hiking to raise funds for children's cancer, I ask for your help with my fundraising goal! Please, make a donation and make a difference in the lives of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day.
The money I raise will support CureSearch for Children's Cancer, a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support targeted and innovative children's cancer research, with measurable results. In addition, they are the authoritative source for information resources about children's cancer for families and their support systems. We discovered them when Torie was diagnosed and are so grateful for the help and information they provided to us
Five of the 43 children diagnosed every day do not survive, and unfortunatly, Torie was one of those five. Please, support me as I help change the odds for those children most at risk.
I, and Torie, thank you for helping me tell children's cancer to take a hike!
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