My Xtreme Hike Story
Hello friends and family!
I cannot even believe this will be my 10th Xtreme Hike for a Cure to help eradicate Cystic Fibrosis.
10 years or so ago, my good friend Jenica Leo point blank asked me two questions: 1) will you hike 25 - 32 miles in one day and 2) will you raise $2,500 this year to help find a cure for CF?
My initial answer was... NO!! But of course, I said yes and I'm honestly blessed to be a part of the MA/RI chapter of the CF Foundation. They have become my second "family".
Speaking of family, daughter Caroline and son Jacob will be joining me again this year - I'm so honored and proud that they are willing to join me each year since they have been eligible. Hopefully this year, we will not get lost! Last year, we went off trail and hiked an extra 3 miles totaling 29 for the day!
So much progress has been made in research and drug development over the last 10 years. Trikafta (see link below) is changing lives. Changing. Lives. Your donations are actually helping find a cure.
Let's be real. If you're reading this long, I'll be honest with you. I don't know how many hikes I have left in me before I have to (gulp) volunteer. As long as these old knees will let me, I'll be hiking for CF.
Please donate anything you can. Every dollar helps bring us one step closer to a cure.
Thank you and God bless.