Welcome to My Ultimate Hike Page
Thanks for visiting my Ultimate Hike page!
Early this year at the age of 45 I found out that I was going to need a hip replacement. I was at first in shock but then immediately thankful! I thought of all those who are battling cancer and thought to myself-it could be so much worse. I received my new hip on July 5th and about a week and half into my recovery a friend mentioned to me that she was going to do this hike and I should join her. After all it is only 28.3 miles!!!! and my new hip is just over a week old. Over the next few weeks I decided I would take on this challenge as it would challenge me but more importantly gives me an opportunity to help others!
My family has experienced cancer too many times. My husband lost his brother Gary Wilson age 21 to cancer. I lost my cousin and best friend Charity Vestal at age 13. Cancer also took my Mom and Grandmother. I want a cure and plan to hike 28.3 miles to help find a cure.
And yes I have been cleared by my Dr. to do this and have begun training!
A bit about the hike:
November 10th on the Foothills Trail(most of the mileage will be in South Carolina)
I am participating in a true ultimate challenge - hiking to raise funds for children's cancer and with your help, I can surpass 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.
Five of the 43 children diagnosed every day do not survive. Please, support me as I help change the odds for those children most at risk.
Thank you for helping me work tell children's cancer to take a hike!
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