3,000 miles for Lupus

$4,330 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 39 people in 13 months
Well, I have decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail this year, 2018. If you're not familiar with the PCT, it is a 2,650 mile trail from the border of Mexico, to the border of Canada. It stretches across the desert in southern California, through the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. Not to mention, at the end, or close to the end (hopefully), I will be running two 200+mile ultra marathons. The Bigfoot 200 (August 10th-14th) and The Tahoe 200 (September 7th-11th). Now this is two of the three of these 200 mile races that exist, the third being the Moab 240 (yes there are 40 bonus miles). I was looking for a little more encouragement to get me to finish and/crush these events. So, I've decided to try and raise some money in the process for a cause. Coming up on two years ago I lost a beloved friend, Rebecca Strothers, who suffered from lupus. It would leave her in excruciating pain and make her unable to live the life that she so deserved and was meant to live. She had loved hiking as well, but was unable to do it much due to her condition. I figure with my spirit quest and suffer fest I could use a little reminder when I want to give up, that that is just not an option. So there are two things that you will be donating to: 1: If the goal is met, I will donate all to Lupus Research Alliance AND sign up for the Moab 240 and complete the Triple Crown of 200's. 2: If goal is not met, all proceeds go to Lupus Research Alliance and I will just compete in the two I have signed up for. I will be documenting my journey through some social media outlet and creating a blog to document the cross training and to just check in to show I'm alive and share awesome pictures. More info to come, and there are links to the Lupus Research Alliance and the races below. Thanks so much. https://www.lupusresearch.org/ http://www.moab200.com/ https://www.bigfoot200.com/ http://www.tahoe200.com/
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Hey all! Just recently hit the 1000 mile mark! Currently in South Lake Tahoe taking a needed rest day and plan to get back on trail tomorrow. Over half way to the goal and thank you so much for your support. I often keep Becca in my mind while I'm out there especially when times get hard, and also when I listen to certain songs. It drives me to keep going and you all motivate me to make the best of 2018!

Also, Anytime fitness West Seattle (my gym back home) has also made a $370 donation in my name as part of a monthly charity program they do. The way my works is many of the members wear heart rate monitors that decide how much effort you put into workouts and base it on a point system. The member with the most points at the end of the month chooses the charity and for every member that gets 2,000 points the gym donates $10. So, people all over are doing work to donate to the cause as well!

Hope you all have great plans for the summer, you know where I will be. I will try to get more consistent with my updates. Thanks!
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Hey folks! Well over halfway to my goal and I just want to thank you all so much for contributing to the cause!
I'm sitting here in Idyllwild just getting caught up on all of this before I head out tomorrow. So I'm almost 180 miles in and a whole lot further to go. I've been having a great time so far, learning a lot and living each day in the moment. Becca has been on my mind quite a bit. having this going in her name for all who suffer from lupus makes it even larger than it is.
Thank you all and I will try to post more updates!
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Kathy Strothers
4 months ago
SL
$50
Sandy Leick
4 months ago
CR
$50
Cherise Reaber
4 months ago
CL
$10
Cassy Lockerby
4 months ago
MM
$20
Marc Miller
4 months ago
$100
Stephanie Strothers
4 months ago
PH
$200
Pat Hamann
7 months ago
$50
Persia Saffaie
8 months ago
JH
$50
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8 months ago
KK
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