Grand Canyon...Here We Come!

Preparing for the Grand Canyon...a life-changing journey.

We are Team , a sub-team of Team 12. Team 12 is made up of 10 intrepid hikers who came together becoming friends. We are part of Team in Training. 

We completed sixteen training hikes, clinics and risk management plans to assure our safety, fitness and overall knowledge in preparation for this hike. We train on our own when we aren't hiking.

We spent three and one-half months of training, exploring the many trails in New York and New Jersey, including the Appalachian Trail and enjoying the wonderful vistas that the Hudson River Valley affords.

We've raised almost $60,000 dollars to help beat cancer...supporting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission.

In several days I will join my team to complete this journey and hike the Grand Canyon. I can't wait. This has been life-changing and it all started when a parent of one of my students asked if he could put up a brochure. Naturally I was curious...and then I saw the HIKE. That's all it took. Then to find out it was for raising money for leukemia...that was the clincher...I had a student fighting leukemia. This was a no-brainer. 

You can read my earlier postings to learn more. Thanks for following and look for my posting after we conquer the canyon.

And yes, you can do this, too. 

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Scott Ryan May 15, 2012 at 02:49 PM
As always, a worthy cause is being fought. Congrats to you all on your pursuits. May the force to fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma (and gravity) always be with you.


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