My Xtreme Hike Story
Dear friends, family & colleagues,
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, life-shortening, genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S. CF causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers living with CF all struggle each day just to breathe and live normal, healthy lives. Help me help them by raising money for the cure. As you know last year I paddled from the Bahamas to Florida. This year I am hiking 23.5 down, across and back up through the GRAND CANYON in May to raise money for the warriors fighting CF!
Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, many people with CF are now living into their forties – achieving milestones once thought not possible, such as attending college, pursuing careers, and having a family of their own.
While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short. By participating in Xtreme Hike, I hope to add tomorrows to the lives of all people living with CF today. I have been physically training for the hike since December and am just getting started with my fundraising.
Please help make a difference and support me by giving to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign today by donating any amount that is meaningful to you. I am kicking off my fundraising by making the first donation. Won’t you please join me? Thank you!