I was online looking at info on hiking Pikes Peak and came across this Challenge website. It seemed like a unique way to summit Pikes Peak while supporting an important cause.
So I made the exciting commitment to participate in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike 2021 on 9/11 to help support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC).
I am a veteran and work in health care and have seen how much brain injuries change peoples lives.
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 dedicated to serving individuals affected by all forms of injuries to the brain such as stroke, TBI, tumor, anoxia, and infection; and connecting them with the resources to help navigate the path of rehabilitation.
Without your support, The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado would not be able to offer their much needed services to the brain injury community in Colorado.
At the end of this Challenge, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak to join other hikers and supporters in celebration of brain injury awareness.
What makes this event so special though? The survivors and their families will be summiting alongside me- defying the odds, accomplishing something they’ve been told they’d never do, and are celebrating this truly amazing and powerful achievement. They remind us that their daily challenges far surmount our own and help empower us to challenge our own physical limitations.
Please consider donating to help me reach my fundraising goal of $200 (or more!).
Thank you so much for your support!