So, I wanted to do something different in 2020. Something to not only challenge myself but to contribute to my community. My girlfriend Megan Schofield, who is no stranger to Make a Wish as she was a Wish Kid herself, saw an information session hosted by the non-profit to sign up for a 28-mile hike called the Trailblaze Challenge and asked if I wanted to attend. After spending that hour hearing from some incredible people who help raise money for these children year in and year out, there was no doubt in my mind I would be signing up.
The challenge for me is not only the hike, but raising money for this hike. For those that know me, I'm pretty reserved and not usually someone who likes to reach out and ask for things. I'll be honest it's a little out of my comfort zone. But I realized if the children I'm trying to raise this money for can literally spend most of their lives dealing with hospitals, needles, pills, and a million other things children should never have to deal with, I can spend some of my own time trying to raise as much money as possible for a few months to help them experience a little bit of joy and hope. So, with that, I ask my friends and family - please read below and support me along this journey!
I am extremely excited to take on this year’s Trailblaze Challenge. In addition to the physical challenge, I have committed myself to raising money for Make-A-Wish to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. With your help, it’s possible.
Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a pickle factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you.
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year. A lot, yes. But that’s only 50% of eligible kids. I’m fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, relief and renewal a wish can bring.
Please help me support this great cause by joining me on the trail or helping me hit my Trailblaze Challenge fundraising goal. The best part - my company will match, up to $5000, all donations I receive.
Thank you for your support!