2021 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Joni Bernard

By Joni Bernard

  • $200.00

    Pledged of $200.00 Goal

  • 2


  • 0

    Hours to Go

All pledges will be collected automatically until September 11, 2021.

Share this campaign

In support of my friends, Mikey​ and Cindy​, I will be participating in the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC)’s Pikes Peak Challenge on September 11. Two years ago, Mikey was involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.God miraculously spared his life, and Mikey, with Cindy and his family strong at his side, has been in the process of healing. I’m raising money on behalf of the BIAC’s ongoing mission to improve the lives of those affected by an injury to the brain. For over 35 years, this organization has dedicated itself to the brain injury community and now I’m lending my support to their cause, and I hope you’ll join me. The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.

Survivors of a brain injury must fight through unimaginable mental and physical challenges. There isn’t a cure for brain injuries; they don’t grow back like hair or fade like scars. While no two brain injuries are the same, they do have a few things in common. They are always present and dealing with the effects is a lifelong, day-in-day-out process. They require brain injury survivors to navigate in a brand-new world as they fight to establish a new normal.

Funding is critical for BIAC to continue supporting survivors in our state, which is why I am reaching out to family and friends to share my exciting commitment to participate in the 2021 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike. The Pikes Peak Challenge will test my mental and physical boundaries as I raise money and awareness for those who have suffered an injury to the brain. When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14, 115 ft Pikes Peak Summit.

To reach my goal and be allowed to participate in the race, I need your help. Please consider donating to help me reach my fundraising goal of $200. (or more!) Check out the link to my donation page to make a contribution or to learn more about BIAC.

Leave a Reply

  1. Joni Bernard
  2. Anonymous