Donation site is now live!
July 05, 2017
Friends, family, and strangers stumbling across my page: I'm incredibly excited, and honored, to have been asked by Justin Berk to be a part of the 4th Annual Maryland Trek: Hike and Bike across Maryland. Starting at the summit of Wisp on August 13th, we'll be hiking, cycling, and at times running across our beautiful state, ending in Ocean City on August 19th. We will rack up 325(ish) miles on two wheels and two feet, with a promise to work hard for every cent that is donated.
The goal of this trek is to raise money for the Cool Kids Campaign, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by cancer, I'd love to hear your stories and re-read them during the trek; please send them my way!
Sneak peek of Day 1: Start at Wisp - Hike 27 miles (you read that right...); Cycle 14 miles.
On that note, I suppose I should start training for those Appalachian "hills".
THANK YOU for considering to donate to this cause and helping some very deserving patients and families.
Cool Kids Campaign wrote -
Thank you for your interest and support in Justin Berk’s 4th Annual 325 Mile Trek Across Maryland to benefit the Cool Kids Campaign. Last year’s Trek was such an overwhelming success and generated such enthusiasm that we decided to do it again! Two treks have combined to raise $50,000 for Cool Kids Campaign, so thank you to everyone who donated! If you’d still like to support Justin or any of the trekkers on their journey crossing Maryland, please click the button below to donate! We are inviting you to join in by becoming trekkers with Justin along the way. There is an option to do the entire week, single day, or put up a team that shares the burden. The hiking portion of each day is a speed walk that includes some jogging at times, mostly downhill. Justin sets the pace and Trekkers will be expected to keep up. This is NOT a walk in the park! The biking portion includes many hills and challenging roadside terrain. There are two days that are mostly cycling and total about 50 miles each. The 325 mile Trek continues rain or shine, heat or hail. Because after all, they are crossing the state with a weatherman. We start at the summit of Wisp and end at the Inlet in Ocean City 7 days later. The dates are Aug 13 to 19.