My Xtreme Hike Story
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, life-shortening, genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S., which causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breath over time. Those living with this disease are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers – all struggling each day just to breathe and live normal, healthy lives.
11 years ago on my birthday I was offered the opportunity to join my sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. At that time, I had no idea what CFF stood for - or what Cystic Fibrosis was. I spent my college years learning about CF, educating my peers on the disease and raising as much money as possible to donate to CFF. After college - I was able to work with DPhiE chapters around the country to educate them on CFF & support them as they planned philanthropic events for the same cause so near and dear to my heart.
Two years ago, right around my birthday I got a call and was told that my beautiful and sweet neice was just diagnosed with CF. The universe called to say my work with CFF wasn't done yet. That maybe my work is only begining.
Last year, I did my first big fundraiser for CFF, naturally I feel the need to do more. So this year, I am participating in an Xtreme Hike - where I will be hiking 18+ miles in Yosemite National Park and spending the year raising money so my sweet neice can have the life she deserves.
So rather than treating me to a cup of coffee or a margarita, please consider donating to the CFF. Every small donation makes a difference!
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