May 11, 2016
BENEFITING: Cancer Research Institute, Inc.
A one day, 52 mile, solo run on the Appalachian Trail aimed at raising $5,200 toward cancer research!
About the Run:
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,200 mile hiking trail located on the east coast of the United States and is one of the oldest continuous trails in the world. The northern most portion is located in Katahdin, Maine and progresses south to Springer Mountain, Georgia. The run will be centralized to the northwestern portion of state of Connecticut, with 52 generous miles of trail. Elevations range from 216 to 2,316 feet. Matt will attempt to tackle the entire 52 miles in a single day to support cancer research.
What Will Be Done with Your Generous Contributions?
Your donations will be going to Cancer Research Institute, the world's only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer all cancers.
To learn more about Cancer Research Institue click here:
Everyone has known or lost someone to cancer. Matt Reith has closely experienced this turmoil on several occasions. His best friend’s daughter was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of just two years old. Thankfully, she is now cancer-free and will celebrate a year of remission this April. Matt lost his uncle to osteosarcoma and lung cancer in 2013 and tragedy struck again when Matt’s grandfather lost his battle to lung cancer in 2014. As an athlete, Matt strives to raise awareness and to aid efforts in finding a cure for this heartbreaking disease. Cancer is a prime example of the saying, “Sometimes you choose your battles and sometimes they choose you.” By taking on the immense challenge of running 52 miles in a single day, he hopes to facilitate his efforts to meet his goal. We can do this together! Your contributions will help cure this disease.