Welcome to Carol's Ultimate Hike Page
Hey! Welcome to my Ultimate Hike page! The photo is of my training group and this was our first training hike together!
Upon retirement from Furman University in August 2019, I soon learned about an exciting opportunity to raise money for children with cancer by hiking part of the Foothills Trail. My goals are, first, to raise money that will hopefully, one day, allow children with cancer to live a normal, healthy life, and, second, hike 30 miles in one day on April 25, 2020.
To qualify for the Ultimate Hike, I need to reach my fundraising goal of $2,500! Your donation will make a difference in the lives of children.
The money I raise will support CureSearch for Children's Cancer, a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children's cancer research. In addition, they are the authoritative source for information about children's cancer for families and their support systems. To learn more about CureSearch and their game changing research, please visit http://curesearch.org/Impact-Report.
The statistics for childhood cancer are staggering:
• Cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease among children
• About 1,190 children under the age of 15 are expected to die from cancer in 2020
• 5 of the 43 children diagnosed every day do not survive
• Only 4 cancer treatments have been developed and approved specifically for children in the last 20 years and 60% of children who survive cancer suffer long-term side effects
This adventure is going to be tough, and I can't do it alone. Making a donation is easy, tax deductible, and secure. Just click the "DONATE" button on this page. Your contribution will be credited to my fundraising. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated; a fun number is $1.00/mile - $30.00!
THANK YOU for helping me tell children's cancer to take a hike! Carol
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