I was raised to think of and to help others and with this in mind I decided that I would like to hold a fundraiser with all proceeds going to help fight cancer. Cancer has changed lives of many dear friends and family. From children to Grandparents, we all have stories of people who have been affected by cancer.
After some research, I decided that The Amercian Cancer Society is a very reputable organization who helps with all aspects of cancer, and I decided to launch my fundraiser from this platform. On to the fundraiser...
I have an amazing adventure planned to ride my snowmachine, named Star, from the front door of my home in Fairbanks, Alaska all the way to Nome, Alaska. This is a 1,000 mile trek across rivers, mountains and along the West coast of Alaska.
Traveling with me will be my husband, Matt Greer, and our close friend Noah Burmeister. Both of these guys are wilderness experts. We plan on a 5-6 day trip, camping some nights, stopping at villages, and staying at a trapping cabins along the way. We will be criss-crossing towards the end of the trail with Iditarod mushers, one of whom is Noah's brother, Aaron Burmeister.
The are many unknowns for this ride; what will the weather be? -60F or 30' above F? What if there is a blizzard? What if we lose the trail? When I think about the "what ifs" of my trip, I reflect on someone who may have just found out they have cancer, and how they may be confronted with so many "what ifs" of their own. I believe that the scariest thing is not knowing.
I hope that by holding this fund-raiser, and providing funds to the American Cancer Society, we can help others with their scary "what ifs".
Any amount donated is greatly appreciated. I will post updates throughout training. We plan on March 7-12 being on the ride from Fairbanks-Nome.