Ultimate Hike Participants Hike 32 Miles for Children's Cancer

On Saturday, August 25th thirty-five hikers from the Twin Cities hiked the Superior Trail in Minnesota to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer. Together they have raised more than $95,000 to help fund research and clinical trials in 180 hospitals across the country.

Hikers like Melanie Bimson, who is hiking in honor of her son Pierce, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 18 months old. After completing his treatment in February, Melanie started looking for an organization to get involved with and was immediately drawn to CureSearch's Ultimate Hike program. While hiking 32 miles seemed daunting at first, Melanie realized that it's not even one mile for every month that her son was in treatment. Armed with this fact, she faced the challenge head on, spending her spare time hiking and getting into shape for event weekend. Her friends and family had their doubts, but she was determined to prove them wrong, and she did completing her first Ultimate Hike event!

Melanie was joined by 34 other determined Ultimate Hike participants, some who participated in honor or memory of a loved affected by children's cancer and some hiked because they believe that only research cures children's cancer. Learn more about them here.

If you are interested in joining the Ultimate Hike team, visit www.ultimatehike.org to find a Hike near you.

Christine Bork
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