Why I am doing this?...….other than I get to spend the day in the forests of beautiful BC with my incredible adventuring friends Susie and Robin who love the outdoors as much as I do. Forests, oceans, the fresh air sunshine or rain - keeps me grounded and with my crazy day job do I ever need to get outside...a lot!!
I am the proud happy mama of 2 healthy strong kind compassionate kids, who for their 19 and 21 years have filled my heart with joy and gratefulness and keep me on my toes with life. I am very lucky. How could I not hike for the kids/families who are battling for their lives against illness and their immense struggles? My mother and father are shining examples of the importance of community during times of crisis. My mother had a life altering accident 7 years ago and family, friends and community surrounded them with love and support - I am witness to the power of stepping up to the challenges life presents, with your people alongside. I am happy to hike for 40k, its literally a small gesture in the really big picture, and every single dollar raised makes a difference. With thankfulness to all that help support, XOXO
Official details; The TRAILBLAZE CHALLENGE, a one-day 40km hike this coming September. I will be raising much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in BC and the Yukon. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical condition. For many of them, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses. You can help me make a difference! Your support will allow Make-A-Wish to continue to create powerful wish experiences, improving a child’s state of mind, replacing fear with happiness and helping them to feel like a normal kid again.
To learn more about the Trailblaze Challenge please visit www.trailblazechallenge.ca.