I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike on September 12, 2015 for the 2nd year in a row to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) and my dear friend Julie Simon who is a TBI survivor! This September will mark the 5th year milestone of her inspirational recovery. We met in 2004 on Crestone Needle, and I’m honored to be able to join Julie, her husband Jerry and Team Simon on this wonderful event again this year.
When we finish, we will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak to join other hikers and supporters in celebration of brain injury awareness. Last year was humbling and motivational. We had a great time and got back to our memorable laughs.
Although this is quite an undertaking considering the altitude, possible weather conditions and other athletic requirements we might encounter, it pales in comparison to what survivors of a Brain Injury face every day.
Did you know that there are over 500,000 adults who have sustained a TBI and are living with a disability in Colorado and that almost 5,000 individuals are hospitalized each year?
The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.
BIAC is the organization that survivors and families can turn to, with trusted staff who will listen, understand their situation, and provide them with solutions to help navigate their path to recovery.
Thank you so much for your support! Without you, BIAC cannot offer the much needed services to the brain injury community in Colorado.
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