Our Xtreme Hike Story
Dear family and friends,
It’s hard for me to believe, but I will be hiking my tenth Xtreme Hike for the Cure and this year with 4 other friends and co-workers. We are taking on a new challenge of hiking the Grand Canyon 23.5 miles from the South Rim to the North Rim in a single day.
Over the last nine years, we have raised over Cure has raised over $5 million thru the Charlotte Xtreme Hike. These contributions will fund an incredible amount for research, care and support of the approximately 30,000 children and young adults living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in the United States including my nephew, Owen. This has been a great success, but there is still a long way to go. That is why I have signed up for my tenth Xtreme hike for the cure. With all of our help, we can change their lives and hopefully one day find a cure.
When the CF Foundation was founded five decades ago, children with CF were not expected to see their first day of elementary school. Today, more than 40 percent of the CF population is over the age of 18, and the median life expectancy is 37.5 years.
That's why we will love participating in the Xtreme Hike, because it gives us the opportunity to do our own small fundraising part. So, now we ask you to help Team Fortified raise a goal of $25,000. Please donate what you can, $5, $25, $50 or more. No amount is too small (or too big)! You can make a donation online by copying and pasting the link provided below into your browser.
No donation is considered too small.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting this important cause!
Jeff, Jason, Alan, Bob and Ben