2016 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Marvin J Hetzel

By Marvin J Hetzel

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Dear Friends and Family,

I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC). When I finish, I 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.

Although this is quite an undertaking considering the altitude, possible weather conditions and other athletic requirements I 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.

Onward and Upwards,


 P.S.    I can’t help thinking about the amount of fundraising activities in our great country; Multple Sclerosis, Cancer Research,  Diabetes, and on and on.    I hope none of my Friends or Family need the services of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado  (BIAC), but at a minimum, we are now aware the good people of the BIAC exist.   Or, I should say I now know.  They are there should a friend, or, friend of friend need to tap into their knowledge.  Kindly consider adding the BIAC to your list of orgainizations to contribute to.  As we all know, a little here and there makes a difference.

One of our most inspiring songs of America, is America the Beautiful, written by Katherine Lee Bates in 1925.  She wrote this song being inspired on the summit of Pikes Peak.  I will sing this song when I reach the summit, Septmember 10, with some of my new acquaintances of the Brain Injury Alliance  of Colorado, good Lord willing.  





  1. Amanda stowers

    We are so proud of you dad! You go get it!!! Love you!!⬆➡
    Love , Amanda and Mia

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