It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to this blog. A lot has happened since my Grand Canyon hike in 2006; hard to believe that was more than three years ago. I’m still in San Francisco, but working a different gig (at SFGate.com now). I’m a few years older, but trying to pretend that ain’t true. I’ve travelled a bit, including trips to Hawaii, Barcelona and Nepal. And now I’m going back out on the Bay Area hiking trails for an encore effort to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
This time I’m training for an even more difficult hike than the Grand Canyon — an elevation hike in the Colorado Rockies. And like last time, I’m doing it for a heart-wrenching cause, the fight against blood cancers. I’ll be hiking again in honor of my college friend Noah, who successfully fought Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as the numerous other people I’ve met & learned of who have fought, continue to fight or have lost their lives to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma.
I know it’s not the best time to be out fundraising considering the difficult economic climate. But cancer does not slow with the economy; now, more than ever, families need the assistance of charities like LLS as they face substantial costs of hospital stays and medication. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS’s mission.
And stay tuned here for updates on my training, details of the crazy mountain climb I’ll be doing in September and my fundraising efforts.