Hello my friends! If you’ve been following my running the past few years you will know that I have participated in several events as a part of Team de:terminence.
De:terminece is a very special organization, founded by my friend Sean Baumstark, after receiving the news that he had an incurable degenerative neurological disease. This devasting news motivated him to find deeper purpose and meaning in his life, to fight his diagnosis and push his physical limitations and instilled in him a desire to help others do the same who have had the same “hopeless” diagnosis. From crossing the street to crossing finish lines, de:terminece exists to help others achieve these goals and improve their quality of life no matter the disease or diagnosis they are up against.
Aug 16-18 I'm joining team de:terminence once again to summit White Mountain - a height of 14,246 feet! Our team will consist of 12-15 people, a few of which have been diagnosed with a disease or disorder which can make physically challenging events even more difficult. Together we will conquer all 14,246 feet of the mountain - leaving no one behind and making sure each teammate succeeds! This will be my first time hiking a mountain, so this will be personally challenging for me as well!
We need your help in reaching our fundraising goal of $5,000! The funds raised will be utilized to cover team expenses and future de:terminence hikes and endeavors. This organization I hold dear to my heart and I believe in the heart behind this team. To have the financial support of my friends and family would mean the world to me as I cherish your money and your time!
Thank you for taking the time to read this! And if you feel led, please consider helping in our effort to help others cross finish lines, no matter disease or diagnosis they are up against.
de:terminence - Determination of the mind, Resilience of the body