Saturday, August 29, 2009
Mt. Rainier Awaits!
For those of you that follow our podcast and the blog this College Football Guy wanted to make you aware of a challenge I have accepted and about to carry out. On Tuesday September 1st, I will be headed up the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 - 14,411 foot Mt. Rainier.
All of us have a "bucket list" of items that we wish to accomplish before we pass and this one is on that list for me. From everything I have read and been told, it is an amazing and difficult experience. I am looking forward to the experience.
Part of my desire to accomplish this goal is to raise money for cancer research. Within the last year my aunt and grandfather passed away from cancer and my grandmother was diagnosed this spring. It has been a challenge for the family to deal with and something that I don't want anyone else to go through.
Therefore I have teamed up with the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research to used this climb as an opportunity to raise funds to make sure that fewer people have to suffer from this disease. So far over 100 people have helped me raise over $5,000! If you are interested in helping the cause and helping us find an end to cancer you too can give. Just go to www.firstgiving.com/casheilman for complete information about the climb, cause and how to give. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for listening to the show and wish me luck!