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HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby Hetchy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:16 pm

Following your Bliss leads you to places you never could have expected. If you told me 2 years ago I would hike all the way from Mexico to Canada and make it in one season I might not have believed you. Well, it is a reality now.. a great personal success.
Now I am about to embark on another personal journey along the 3100 mile Continental Divide Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.
I have decided to join forces with Hikestrong to perhaps bring about more than mere personal glory on my hike. Please understand I am asking nothing for myself. I have worked very hard since the PCT and I will fund my CDT hike myself.
If my hike or the treks of my fellow hikers on the Hikestrong team inspire even one person to give to the cause of Cancer research it will become a "double" success.
I am a total newby at this fundraising stuff so I sure hope I am not offending anyone or creating spam by posting this.
It took a personal epiphany for me to reach this descision.
I know it is the right thing to do.
For my uncle Jim Pearson, my childhood mentor George Anderson, and everyone else touched by cancer I shall hike thru!
You can make more money, but you can't make more time.



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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby Rosabella » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:40 pm

Best wishes to you, Hetchy, on this new adventure!

What an experience it will be for you... I can tell you from my own experience last year that it will take your hiking, and what you get from it, to a totally different level.

I’m excited for you and I’ll look forward to watching your progress.

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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby ERIC » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:23 pm

Awesome. :thumbsup: I'm making this a sticky post to keep your post visible.

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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby Snow Nymph » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:27 pm

Where do we make donations?

I found out this weekend a friend has Stage 4 Cancer. :-(
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby ERIC » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:01 pm

Snow Nymph wrote:Where do we make donations?

I found out this weekend a friend has Stage 4 Cancer. :-(


Sucks. Found out late last week that a family member is Stage 4, also. :(

This past summer I donated directly to the Website and credited my contribution to Hetchy's last adventure "Thru-Hike 2010". Here's the Web address: http://www.livestrong.org/
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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby Cross Country » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:51 pm

How's this for family bad luck. My wife (saint Diane) is in the hospital for Pancreatic Cancer, and I'm going to have my Prostate removed in less than 3 week because I have an aggressive cancer.
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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby Hetchy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:05 am

I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you both respond to treatment well.
While I was on my hike this past summer I got news that the man I sourced my topographic information from had to undergo emergency surgery for cancer.
It is unfortunate that it seems like everyone has been or knows someone that has been touched by cancer. My mother had to have her thyroid removed due to cancer when i was a kid.
The treatments are getting better by leaps and bounds these days due to new technologies in every field.
I wish the best for you and your wife.
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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby ERIC » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:25 am

jthomascarter wrote:How's this for family bad luck. My wife (saint Diane) is in the hospital for Pancreatic Cancer, and I'm going to have my Prostate removed in less than 3 week because I have an aggressive cancer.


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Re: HikeStrong for Cancer Reasearch and Treatment

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:33 pm

Hetchy, very cool idea indeed, and yes "it's the right thing to do." KUDOS to you sir!!!

JT, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours and as Eric said, "good luck follows bad." See you on the trail JT!!
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