Patrick Lydem's 2018 Trailblaze Challenge
I have decided to play a vital role in transforming lives of children with life threatening medical conditions by taking part in the Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. This is my second time hiking (and third time being involved) and I will hike 26.2 miles in one day to raise both money and awareness for children in our Connecticut communities. This will be a big undertaking, but it will be worth it because your donations will not only motivate me to the finish, but they will help us bring hope, strength, and joy to the families Make-A-Wish East Connecticut serves. Make-A-Wish CT has granted more than 3000 wishes since the chapter was founded in 1986 and all funds raised during the Trailblaze Challenge will go to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions in Connecticut. The average wish costs $10,000 so won't you please consider a donation today?
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Just a few days to go!
Well, it's Labor Day and that means only five days until hike day. I am so thankful to everyone who donated so far - I am very close to my goal and have made a surge the last week or so with some generous donations from friends, family and my company. So, today I spent some time focusing on what I need to bring on my hike considering this year I am trying a smaller pack (a lumbar pack instead of a full pack). I re-packed my first aid kit and replenished a few things and I got my hiking poles down from the attic. I think I'm ready - just need to pick up a few more snacks and charge my portable batteries. So, thanks again to everyone and wish me luck and a strong body.
by Patrick Lydem on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 @ 9:55 AM
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