My Xtreme Hike Story
Family, friends and longtime faithful supporters,
It’s the 10th Xtreme Hike for the Posse and we recently go the best news ever!! PATRICK IS DOING THE HIKE THIS YEAR!!!!! Yes, the hike is coming up quickly on Saturday, June 4th. And it wasn’t that many weeks back the Patrick called Jim and Diane and said he wanted to join the Posse on the trail.
Simply put, what an amazing path toward a treatment and a cure that has taken place since we started hiking to have a CF fighter like Patrick hike ~26 miles with ~5,200 feet of elevation in one day. Thanks to all of you for your support, love and kindness over the years in helping the CF Community make this progress. You can see what a difference 10 years and a successful treatment for CF can make by looking at the below pictures from 2013 and 2022! Cute kid to rugby-playing Manimal!!!
I will be out at the hike volunteering again this year and plan to hike the last three miles of the hike with Jim, Diane, Linda, Meredith and Patrick so we can finish together as the Posse. This year the hike starts and ends at Jiminy Peak. No getting in a van at 3:15 am to get to the starting trail. This year people get to sleep until 3 am!!!
A little bit about the numbers. With your continued generosity, this is the year I should be able to cross over the $100,000 mark of money I raised over the hiking years. And the Posse is hoping to reach the $500,000 mark. The amount raised on my page thus far includes last year’s Collect more match referenced below, so I just pumped up my goal!! Sorry for the fake news but that’s how it got applied based on when it was paid out by State Street. The good news is I get to submit that again this year.
If you have the ability, the link to my page is above. And, through my employer, State Street, I am allowed to put in for a matching gift for money I COLLECT as part of an event like this. That means anything you give that has not already been matched by State Street (like a big part of my grand total already), WILL BE DOUBLED!!!!! Free money for CF.
Thanks in advance and stay safe out there!