Rim to rim
Twenty-five brain tumor warriors hiked over 23.5 miles and more than 10,000 feet elevation change, from North Rim to South Rim of the Grand Canyon in one day with 3000 Miles to a Cure. They hiked in memory of lost ones, the ones still fighting and the hope that future generations to follow won't have to experience an unimaginable prognosis or loss.
For her husband and the father of her two children, Chris Ely, who had lost his fight to brain cancer December 2015 and for the mother-in-law she never got to meet, Kathy Perritano-Ely.
Sitting quietly in a peaceful nook as she wrote postcards to loved ones as she reflected on the day before. A message she shared a line of poetry by Mary Oliver from her 2017 hike, ‘"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" What a beautiful challenge, in grief and joy.’
Maria Parker and her daughter, Lucia Parker, continuously and passionately raise funds for brain cancer research by starting the foundation @3000toacure in memory of Maria’s sister, Jenny. They are determined and won't stop until a cure is found.
"and into I go, to lose my mind and find my soul"
There's nothing like trekking through the Grand Canyon, especially with people that are fighting for the same cause.