2016 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Sherman Terry

By Sherman Terry

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Dear Family and Friends! 

I’ll be hiking to the Summit of 14,115′ Pikes Peak on September 10th, to raise funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the summit to join other hikers and supporters in celebration of brain injury awareness and prevention.  You’ve supported me in this or other adventures in life and I hope you can find a way to help again, but please do not feel any obligation.  Sending your best wishes towards Pikes Peak on the morning of Sept 10th, is also great support!  
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 has a simple mission   – that every Brain Injury Survivor thrive in our community. 

The Summit Hike is quite an undertaking considering the altitude and possible weather conditions I might encounter, but it pales in comparison to what survivors of Brain Injury face every day. In the United States a Brain Injury occurs every 23 seconds. Based on national estimates, there are more annual incidences of Brain Injuries than Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer put together. We now know that over 20% of our American Soldiers are returning home from combat tours with Brain Injuries and some have sustained several.   The NFL has put TBI in the news as they try to understand the immediate and long term impact of repeated hits to the head.

To better understand the challenges of a Brain Injury and the impact on friends, family and the individuals struggle to return to normal, please check out the link to the official trailer for the movie “Crash Reel”.  This award winning film captures Olympic hopeful Kevin Pearce’s TBI, his struggle to recover, support network infrastructure, and the strain on his  family.  The interaction with Kevin’s Down Syndrome brother is beautiful, precious, priceless.  Please watch.


If you would like to support me in this endeavor to make a difference, there are two ways to donate; please visit PikesPeakChallenge.com, clicking ‘Make a Donation’ on the left and then entering my name in the search box, find my campaign and then donate.  This is a special event of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and you will be able to print a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.  Some of you can use your company’s matching gifts program to increase your donation. The second way is to mail me a check and please send it to the address I have listed below. Please do not mail your donations directly to the Pikes Peak Challenge…if you mail, make check payable to BIAC and mail to:

Sherm Terry
1840 Starstone Court
Colorado Springs, CO  80919

Every dollar makes a difference and I appreciate any help you can give. Thank you for your support;  I will be thinking of you as I crest the summit!

Thanks! – Sherm

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