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2020 Trailblaze Challenge, Northern California

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2020 Trailblaze Challenge, Northern California

GOAL:
$5,000.00

RAISED:
$5,275.00

GOAL REACHED!

106%

TEAM CAPTAIN

HONOR ROLL

TOP TEAMS
Bob and Margie Hermanson
$1,000
Elquist Family
$500
Gary and Cindy Hermanson
$250
Jimmy Smith
$200
The Other Elquist family
$200
Ward's
$192
Houck Family
$150
Nate, Nikki, & Stella Ward
$105
Cindy S
$100
Debra Morin
$100
Cara and Kurt
$100
Allen Family
$100
Randy & Kristie Rodgers
$100
The Bright family
$100
Uncle Chuck
$100
Vicki Hermanson
$100
Forest and Ginger Fernandez
$100
Erin, Scott, Reese and Beck Pedersen
$100
Kati & Laurie Doupe
$100
Jen, Matt, Carter & Mason Eck
$100
The doza's
$100
Berkemeyer's
$100
Brenda Pisacco
$100
Erik Hermanson
$100
Anonymous
$100
Tony Garrow
$100
Robert and Melinda Ott
$100
The Spendloves
$100
Anonymous
$75
Carlene, Dustin, Elliot and Adler Metz
$50
Zaida B
$50
Anonymous
$50
Grandma Madeline and Grandpa Michael
$50
Charles & Jean
$50
Mrs. Kathy Brown
$50
Janice Lombardi
$50
Dianne & Chuck Prevedelli
$50
Angela Comphel
$50
Aileen Carbonell
$50
Anonymous
Ms. Amy Ries
$25
Myrtle
$25
Mr. Dan Blanton
$20
Evie Smith

Team Roster

GOAL:
$5,000.00

RAISED:
$5,275.00

GOAL REACHED!

106%

Team Roster

TEAM CAPTAIN

HONOR ROLL

TOP TEAMS
Bob and Margie Hermanson
$1,000
Elquist Family
$500
Gary and Cindy Hermanson
$250
Jimmy Smith
$200
The Other Elquist family
$200
Ward's
$192
Houck Family
$150
Nate, Nikki, & Stella Ward
$105
Cindy S
$100
Debra Morin
$100
Cara and Kurt
$100
Allen Family
$100
Randy & Kristie Rodgers
$100
The Bright family
$100
Uncle Chuck
$100
Vicki Hermanson
$100
Forest and Ginger Fernandez
$100
Erin, Scott, Reese and Beck Pedersen
$100
Kati & Laurie Doupe
$100
Jen, Matt, Carter & Mason Eck
$100
The doza's
$100
Berkemeyer's
$100
Brenda Pisacco
$100
Erik Hermanson
$100
Anonymous
$100
Tony Garrow
$100
Robert and Melinda Ott
$100
The Spendloves
$100
Anonymous
$75
Carlene, Dustin, Elliot and Adler Metz
$50
Zaida B
$50
Anonymous
$50
Grandma Madeline and Grandpa Michael
$50
Charles & Jean
$50
Mrs. Kathy Brown
$50
Janice Lombardi
$50
Dianne & Chuck Prevedelli
$50
Angela Comphel
$50
Aileen Carbonell
$50
Anonymous
Ms. Amy Ries
$25
Myrtle
$25
Mr. Dan Blanton
$20
Evie Smith

2020 Trailblaze Challenge - Northern California

Team Hermanson

It's not a race...It's a journey.
 
In August, we will be participating in the Trailblaze Challenge benefiting Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada. Over the course of one amazing day, rain or shine, we will be trekking across the terrain of the Tahoe Rim Trail in South Lake Tahoe, a 23.2 mile journey. 
 
Over the next 14 weeks we will be hiking many miles to train for this endeavor both mentally and physically. However, we've set our sights higher than simply hiking 23.2 miles. We are also challenging ourselves philanthropically as we aim to raise $5,000 to help raise awareness as well as funds for Make-A-Wish because of their mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
 
In 2008, our oldest son, Austin, was granted his wish to go to Disney World. He was already on a first name basis at Disneyland with the cast members and wanted to mix things up. It is impossible to encapsulate all that transpired during those blissful days in Florida into just a few sentences but we'll give it a shot. When we arrived in Florida, we stayed at the magical land of Give Kids the World. There were talking trees, human candyland, Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the boys ate ice cream for breakfast with singing clowns every day, and so many other amazing events. Honestly, we never had an experience quite like it before or since. It was pure euphoria. Make-A-Wish included all five Disney Parks, Sea World and Universal Studios as part of Austin's wish. He fed and pet a dolphin, competed in a live game show and even had a light saber fight with Darth Vader. These are memories we have held very close to our hearts, even more so after losing our beautiful boy in 2014. 
 
The money we raise will help grant wishes to more children like our Austin. A wish come true empowers children to fight harder against their illnesses. When these children are granted a wish, they receive more than just a great experience for a day, two days or a week. This experience improves their quality of life as well as that of their entire family. We know first hand how much this experience meant to Austin, Dylan and both of us. We are inspired by all the children who have to fight and wish for more families to have memories like ours. For us, memories are all we have left and they are what sustain us through our darkest days.
 
We can do the training and the hike because we are driven to give a life changing opportunity to other families but we need your help to reach our fundraising goal. Every dollar you donate is 100% tax deductible and will be invested in children's wishes like Austin's.  Making a donation is both easy and secure, and any amount you can give is greatly appreciated! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of local children with critical illinesses. 
 
Thank you in advance for supporting us in our Trailblaze challenge.
 
Warm Regards,
Erik and Vicki
 
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