Welcome to My Ultimate Hike Page
Hello! My name is James and I am excited to hike the Ultimate Hike - for the first time - in memory of my brother, Aaron. Aaron died when I was only five. He had Neuroblastoma. I've watched my mom, my grandma, my aunt, my dad, and many other family friends hike and fundraise to help end childhood cancers over the past 7 years. This year, as I turn 13, I am ready to lace up and hit the trail with my parents.
We started hike training about a month ago and it is hard. I am up for the challenge, but this hike is no joke. 25.5 miles of the rugged Superior Hiking Trail in just one day! Then, my mom explained the fundraising goals and...woah! $2400 per hiker seems impossible! My mom assures me it isn't as she and others have done it year after year. She does admit that this year the fundraising will be a bit more challenging as we can't rely on our group fundraising projects such as the A-Team's annual garage sale.
This is where you come in! I need your help to raise critical funds to support CureSearch's cutting-edge research programs. If you're able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help tell childhood cancer to take a hike. Every dollar helps!
Cancer is the leading cause of disease death in children in this country with 43 kids diagnosed each day. Of those who survive, 2 out of 3 will develop at least one chronic health condition due to the toxic treatments they receive. Our kids deserve better, and CureSearch is leading the way to change the odds and deliver new, better childhood cancer treatments.
This is the biggest challenge I have willingly taken on in my young life. It won't be easy but I do it so that, someday, no other kids know what it is like to lose a sibling to cancer.
Thank you for your support!
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