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Massachusetts Xtreme Hike

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Raised: $5,865.00

Goal: $5,000.00

My Xtreme Hike Story

Hello Friends and Family,

I hope you are well and healthy after the last 2 years.

I am writing because ten years ago I participated in an event that I am once again endeavoring to undertake next week - The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike. Along with 75 other intrepid hikers, I am lacing up my hiking boots to raise funds for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

What is the Xtreme Hike? It’s a one-day, 23+-mile hike from sunup through sundown in the Taconic Range of the Berkshires in western MA, rain or shine. Seems pretty extreme, right? But it’s nothing compared to the physical challenges many patients with CF endure.

I hike in memory of my beautiful cousin, Joey, who lost his fight with CF, when we were both 12 and the medical options available to CF patients were far more limited than they are now. You may have heard recently that there have been some life-changing medicines and treatments developed over the last several years. YES!! There have been some incredible breakthroughs. Hope has never been more abundant – with many patients living into their 50s now and over 600 babies delivered to CF parents last year. These advances are a direct result of the funds you have donated and would not have been possible without you.

But these treatments are not cures, and there are still many patients that do not benefit from the current treatments. We want to keep advancing so all CF mutations and patients are treated. And that’s why I’m hiking and asking for your financial support.

I’m trying to raise $5000. Over the last 10 years, this hike, has grown from NC to Massachusetts and spread across the nation, raising over $5MM!!! with over 90% of that going directly to the care of CF families and research to find new treatments.

Would you consider supporting me and the kids who still need our support?
You can donate by clicking on the link on this page.


Thank you so much for your generosity and providing hope to so many kids and families.



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