You may be asking yourself what is it exactly I'm fundraising for— Make-A-Wish Foundation's Trailblaze Challenge is a one-day 26.3 mile trekk through Alabama's beautiful Pinhoti trail. If you know anything about Alabama's enviornmental diversity, you know that Pinhoti offers a picturesque snapshot of some of the vast terrain in the state.
I'm so excited to embark on this crazy yet exciting journey with Make-A-Wish. I've endured a lot of challenges in life and gratefully aceepted this new one with a bit of hesitation. My hesitation was deeply rooted in fear of not measuring up at the end of the campaign. To participate in this event, I have taken on the responsbility of raising a minimum of $2,500 by May 2022. That's a bukku of cash and far out of my fundraising experience. And yet, when I really think about it, how bad could it be?
One of the coolest aspects to participating in this fundraiser is that during the big weekend hike, I'll be celebrating eight years of recovery. And to put it simply, giving back is the bedrock of how I choose to show up for others.I was given a second chance in this life and I want to continue being of service in a different way this time— For the few hundred kids waiting for their wish to be granted, it feels like the right thing to do.