Western Carolinas - Charlotte Spring Xtreme Hike
My Xtreme Hike Story
Dear family and friends,
It’s hard for me to believe, but I will be hiking my fourteenth Xtreme Hike for the Cure which is a 30.1-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in a single day. This year, we end in one of my favorite sites which is the Greyson Highlands State Park with the wild ponies.
Over the last 13 years, I have been able to raise over $100,000 for the Charlotte Xtreme Hike with your help and as a local group, we have raised over Cure has raised over $6 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 with the introduction of some life changing CF drugs like Trikafta, but there is still a long way to go. With all of us, 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 40+ years.
That's why I will love participating in the Xtreme Hike, because it gives me the opportunity to do my own small fundraising part. So, now I ask you to help me meet my fundraising goal of $10,000. Please donate what you can, $5, $25, $50 or more. No amount is too small (or too big)! You can donate online by copying and pasting the link provided below into your browser.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting this important cause! Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign today!