Western Carolinas - Charlotte Spring Xtreme Hike
My Xtreme Hike Story
The Buggs are tackling the trails! I'm following in the footsteps of my parents in taking on this hike that they first adventured off 5 years ago in recognition of something near and dear to our family.
We are hiking in memory of my twin sister, Ellen, who passed away very young due to complications of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). And, more importantly, to raise awareness and funds towards research to cure this deadly genetic disease.
There are now over 40,000 Americans living with Cystic Fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who struggle every day just to breathe. Real progress has been made for those who have CF, but there is still no cure for this devastating disease and many lives, like my sister’s, are cut far too short.
We are actively 'in training.' While the hike is not until late April, it will take time to build up enough strength and endurance to manage over 30 miles in a single day.
Please consider supporting our efforts. Every donation gets us one step closer to CF meaning 'Cure Found.'