Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Jessica Mancini

By Jessica Mancini

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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 200,000 individuals living with the effects of a brain injury in Colorado and that 5,000 new cases are reported every year? 

I will be hiking with a group, and we are calling ourselves “Team Jax.” Jax is a young boy I had the pleasure of meeting through a dear friend of mine. His story moved me and inspired me to do all that I could to support such a worthy cause. I’m not just excited to be able to complete this challenge with wonderful people, but also to keep in mind how great of an impact this hike can have for the victims of brain injuries and their families.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is dedicated to serving individuals affected by all forms of injuries to the brain such as stroke, TBI, tumor, anoxia and infection.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for survivors by connecting them with resources to help navigate the path of rehabilitation.

Anything you are willing and/or able to donate to the BIAC is much appreciated! 

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