Hey, everyone! I am so, so, so excited to take on the Trailblaze Challenge again in 2023! That’s right! For the fourth year in a row, I’ll be putting in lots and lots of miles on the trails and asking for your support as I raise money for Make-A-Wish Alabama to help grant wishes for children living with critical illnesses. For the second year, in addition to hiking 26.3 miles on the Pinhoti Trail and 28.3 miles on the Foothills Trail, I’m also serving as a member of the Trail Support Team helping other hikers to prepare for their own Trailblaze hikes on both trails! Four years in and fundraising still really isn’t my thing, but here we are again! Last year, we raised over $1,000,000 together and we're aiming just as high in 2023!
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year to children facing critical illnesses - things like getting a puppy; driving a firetruck; having a potting shed, a treehouse, or a camper; going on their very first vacation of any kind; meeting celebrities; and traveling to tropical destinations, amusement parks, or the mountains with their families. Even with all these wishes being granted, there are still thousands of other eligible children waiting on their wish; there are around 275 children waiting in Alabama alone! I'm fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, relief, and renewal a wish can bring.
As a personal bonus: Make-A-Wish holds a special place in my heart, because of its affiliation with the Chi Omega Fraternity - my sorority - and the memories I made while fundraising for Make-A-Wish with my Chi Omega Sisters in college. *Also, I just truly love hiking and being out in the woods, so I really don't need a reason to be out on the trails... But you do have to admit that helping to grant wishes is a pretty good reason!
Please help me support Make-A-Wish Alabama by donating today! Let's grant some wishes, ya'll!
Thank you so much for your support!
Molly Deyton - "Shades"