Wishes for Warriors
The Perseverant 4: Hiking 28 miles in ONE day-TOGETHER!
Covid may have cancelled our hike last year but this year we will push harder and stronger for kids battling illness here in San Diego county. I am excited to introduce our team of four: Megan, Shaun (Back for his second year!), Justin and Holly. Together we are Wishes for Warriors! Through this journey, we will be pushing one another to keep going the extra mile until we conquer 28 miles in May on the Pacific Crest Trail. We will also be encouraging one another to fundraise #forthekids.
Many of you who know me (Megan) know I was a wish kid back in the early 90s. My wish was to take my family to Disney to get slimed at Nickelodeon Studios and pet Shamu the orca. This was a fulfilled wish that I will always hold near and dear to me. Battling Leukemia was difficult for not only myself but my loved ones, and this trip was a way to escape the harsh reality of the challenges we were facing at that time. This is just one of the many reasons WE are beyond excited to take on this year’s Trailblaze Challenge! In addition to the physical challenge of hiking 28 miles in ONE day, we have committed to raising money for Make-A-Wish to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. With YOUR help, it’s possible.
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year. A lot, yes. But that’s only 50% of eligible kids. 300 kids alone in San Diego county each year qualify for a wish, and an average wish costs $10,000. You can imagine that the pandemic has caused Make-A-Wish thousands in missed donations from this event being cancelled last year. Yet, Make-A-Wish still did not turn away wish families. This is why we're working EVEN HARDER so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, relief and renewal a wish can bring...The happiness that I (Meg) was able to know firsthand.
Please help us support this great cause by helping Wishes for Warriors hit our Trailblaze Challenge fundraising goal. Thank you for your support! We are so ready for this challenge!!!