I am raising funds to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases by hiking both the Florida Trail and Arizona Trail this winter. Both trails will total 2200 miles of hiking distance.
The Florida Trail spans more than 1400 miles from the edge of the Everglades to Pensacola Beach. THIS IS NO BEACH WALK!!! The first 30 miles are among the toughest miles of wilderness trail in the United States. Most of my time will be spent wading in ankle to waist deep water among tropical habitats. Alligators, cottonmouths, moccasins, brown recluse, coral snakes and parasites will be present.
The Arizona Trail will span 800 miles from the Arizona/Mexico border all the way up to the Arizona/Utah state border. This trail system connects mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, forests and wilderness areas. Highlight of this trail will definitely be the rim to rim section of the Grand Canyon National Park.
In the years 2017 and 2018 I completed 2469 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail and we raised $27,927 to support St Jude Hospitals....I'm still in shock and awe. All I'm asking for is support.... Share this site on Facebook, Instagram, ext. and if you can spare a dollar or 20, please do so!!!
For those that don't know me my name is Jesse Bader and I am blessed to live on the beautiful island of Mackinac in Michigan. I am ever so grateful for the opportunity everyday to meet so many incredible people through the tourism that is generated from the island itself. I thank you in advance for the support and I'll be seeing y'all back on the rock in April of 2022!!!!
How your donation helps:
- Thanks to donors like you, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
Join me! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.