My Xtreme Hike Story
As many of you know, Jacoby and Niobe have been living as healthy lives as possible with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a rare,genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to life-threatening lung infections. Sixty years ago, most children did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is now about 40.
While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short. Fundraising is the life-blood for research towards finding a cure. Sacramento Xtreme Hike is a one-day 18 mile cystic fibrosis fundraising event in Yosemite. By participating in the CF Foundation’s Sacramento Hike, I am hoping to be a part of finding a cure. I climb for Jacoby and Niobe and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Thank you, Jim Arellano
Please support me
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with CF.