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|Ready to hit the trail to support Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina!|
| I am sure that all of you have seen a heart-warming story of a child given the opportunity to do something extraordinary thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I am participating in the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge to raise funds and grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. On average, a Wish costs $7,500.|
The fundraiser is a one-day 24.8 mile hike on the Sauratown trail in the mountains north of Winston-Salem, NC on October 1st. That sounded like a cool time to me for starters. Add to that the opportunity to fund a Wish for some deserving child, and I was committed.
This fundraiser is rather particular about the participants. They limit the number of participants in a Leave No Trace responsible way, so there will be a maximum of 65 people hitting the trail that morning. That means each of us have to raise a lot to earn those positions. My new goal is one half of a Wish, $3,750. I am in for $100 personally, but for the rest of this money, I am looking to the kindness of friends, relatives, colleagues, fellow Scouters and strangers, so that is where you come in.
Please help me make this wish for $3,750 happen, so the Foundation can make the bigger Wishes come true.
Over the organization's 30-year history, they have found that granting a Wish is often the best medicine possible. It is a prescription that changes a child’s outlook on life and generates a smile for the first time in a long time.
Help and Share in the Power of a Wish® – donate today!