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On October 5th I will participate in my sixth Ultimate Hike in memory of my beautiful niece Lesley. Diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma at 11, she endured numerous surgeries and treatments until she passed away at 18, just weeks after high school graduation. She went through her battle with courage and dignity, never complaining or losing that adorable, dimpled smile.
This year she should have been celebrating her 30th birthday. It is hard not to be angry when I think of all that cancer has stolen from her. College, first "real" job, renting that first apartment, buying a car, getting a mortgage, serious relationships, engagement and marriage, travel, parenthood...the list is endless. Instead of going down that rabbit hole of what if's and if only's, something she would have frowned upon, I have chosen focus on what I can do to honor her life.
Hiking 30 miles in one day and raising money for CureSearch has given me that opportunity. CureSearch funds young researchers so they can find better, more effective treatments for all pediatric cancers. There are 43 kids and their families that hear those awful, gut wreching, life altering, words "It's cancer" every day. It is for all of them that I will channel Lesley's never give up spirit and lace up my boots once again to hike, rain or shine, in October.
Each hiker has a minimum fundraising goal of $2500. The need for research is so great that I have increased my personal goal to $4000. I have contributed the first $100 but cannot do this alone. Please consider donating to help me reach that goal. No donation is too small and every donation is appreciated!
More information about the organization, funding and statistics about the prevalence of childhood cancer can be found on their website.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME TELL PEDIATRIC CANCER TO TAKE A HIKE!
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