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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hike For A Cure 2015 - Bridge below Vernal Falls (click to see full picture)

When our son Anton was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) three months after his birth our world was in turmoil. Fortunately, he was able to win his battle with this rare disease. We were grateful that he survived and determined to make something good out of our experience. With the support of our family and friends we made a commitment that we would put our hearts into raising money to fund the research that would lead us to a cure for histiocytosis.

This is our 18th Hike for a Cure. We have raised more than $1.8M towards this goal. Great progress has been made since Anton was in treatment, but there is much more to do. The time is right to accelerate the effort to find a cure by channeling significant funding directly to the doctors doing the kind of research that will get us there by 2021.

Every family fighting this disease knows the journey is long and hard. On Sunday, October 7, 2018 we will hike to Histio Lookout! an inspiring viewpoint overlooking Half Dome along the Clouds Rest trail in Yosemite National Park. At 8750 ft. in altitude and ~17 miles round trip from Curry Village it will be a tough haul. But we know this is not nearly as hard as what those who face histiocytosis experience every day.

Hiking Histio Lookout from the valley floor is a big challenge. Raising $100,000 is a bigger challenge. Finding a cure for histiocytosis is an incredible challenge. We have learned that by working together as a community with the support of our families and friends we will accomplish the incredible. Let's make it happen!

Please support us in our 18th year of Hike For A Cure - as a hiker or sponsor. All donations (yes, 100%) go directly to research for a cure.

See you at the Top!
Ron and Colleen McPeek-Bechtold
Ron and Colleen McPeek-Bechtold

Ron & Colleen

Hike For A Cure is a fundraising event dedicated to raising funds to help find a cure for histiocytosis. The Histio CURE Foundation is the beneficiary of this event. All donations (100% after processing fees) are distributed to researchers working to find a cure.



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