We are doing this hike to help fight diabetes and to help find a cure for diabetes by raising funds on behalf of the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation AKA JDRF, and all diabetics around the world. As a type2 Diabetic I was able to control my diabetes with my weight and diet. My son however being a insulin dependent Type 1 diabetic is not so lucky. The sleepless nights trying to get his blood sugars level, getting sick and watching his blood sugar spike to numbers only one can imagine, endless poking and pricking of his fingers, and needles in his arms and legs. Sure its the day of a diabetic but Tyler was just 7 years old when he was diagnosed with this disease and we have watched and lived through the struggles with him. We do not want anyone to have to go through this disease so if we can come together we can be victorious in defeating all diabetes and live in a diabetes free world.
So we ask everyone to help us spread the word. Follow us on our journey through live streaming, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets. The ups and downs, extreme weather and the challenges we face as we hike this mammoth event. Click on the donation tab up top to make a charitable donation that is tax deductible, or check out our sponsorship page to see all the companies who have joined us in our fight. We thank you for your donations, support, and can't wait to have you right there with us every step of the way.
Wesley J Alford
Gates F Dixon