My Xtreme Hike Story
Thanks for coming to my fundraising page for the 2023 Cystic Fibrosis Extreme Hike. I hope that you’ll consider contributing to my fundraising effort and I hope to represent honorably as I hike 26+ miles through the Berkshires in June.
My journey with the CF Foundation started a few years ago when I joined many of my fantastic MRA Multisport family on the MA CF Ride with Team Danny. Over the years, we have had beautiful weather and some not so spectacular weather where I learned a lot about what it takes to ride a bike in the cold and rain. All that time, we raised money to support Cystic Fibrosis research.
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, life-shortening, genetic disease found in about 30,000 people in the U.S., which causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Those living with this disease are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends, and co-workers – all struggling each day just to breathe and live normal, healthy lives.
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.