My Xtreme Hike Story
Thank you for checking out my fundraising page for the CF Extreme Hike.
I joined the 2021 Xtreme Hike because I want to boost my fundraising efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I think we all know 2020 has been an and challenging year. The CF Foundation canceled many of its events this year or hosted their events virtually. The Xtreme Hike will be a live event, and I'm excited to participate.
I understand a 13 (ish) -mile hike does not sound extreme... the Metro DC staff did their best to coordinate a safe CF event during this challenging time. Starts will be staggered. Hikers will be spread out during the event.
I also know what you're thinking... "Tom... you gained the COVID-15 (pounds), can you do a 13-mile hike?" The answer is a definitive "yes." One of my favorite hikes is a 7.5 mile straight up (1550ft elevation) and back hike. I can complete that hike in under 2.5 hours.
I would be very appreciative if you supported me. I want to support the CF mission, and I hope you will as well.
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 to breathe and live everyday, 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.
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 am helping add tomorrows to the lives of all people living with CF today.
Please make a difference and support me by giving to my Xtreme Hike fundraising campaign today. Donate an amount that is meaningful to you, thanks!