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Dear Friends and Family,
Hello and how are you? Thank you for taking the time to completely read this email. I fully understand that we are all frequently being pulled in different directions like this. I will try to keep this short and sweet as I truly appreciate you even considering it!
I decided to sign up for something called an "Ultimate Hike" taking place on November 9th. The Ultimate Hike is a 28.3 mile one day endurance event on the Foothills Trail primarily in South Carolina, and the only hiking event to take on children's cancer. It is run by an organization called Cure Search. I will train for this hike with a team while also raising money towards finding a cure for children's cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.
Most people are driven to do events like this because it hits very close to home for them. Maybe their best friend's daughter died of cancer, their neighbor's eight year old was just diagnosed, or their own child is fighting it. That's not the case for me.
I have a great friend who called me one day and asked if I'd like to do this with her because she knows how much I love to hike. I realized when she called that I could easily say no. I think she was actually pretty surprised when I said yes. So why did I say yes? Honestly, I said yes because this doesn't hit close to home for me. My children are very healthy and this is not something that will ever be lost on me. My kids hike with me all the time and for this I am extremely grateful. I want them to see that you don't have to be directly impacted by something to fight for it to be better. I want them to know that being grateful is important, but being active in your choices to help others is powerful.
Thank you again!
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