Event: Hike for Hope with your family and friends.

Where and When:

You tell us! Click Here to tell us on our facebook page.

Since our son Ian was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) more than 15 years ago, we have been through the full gamut of emotions. But the emotion we have felt most is pride. Pride as we watch Ian live with this disease with grace and courage. Pride as we watch him ski, skydive, dirt bike, mountain bike, and hike up mountains. And pride as, for the last 14 years, all of you have dragged yourselves and your families in the cold, dark, early, hours of the morning up to the glorious summit of Buttermilk along with Ian, and have generously sponsored and donated. Hike for Hope has thrived for 14 years because of a community of exceptional individuals.

This year we’ve decided to take a different approach for our 15th Annual Hike for Hope. We were fortunate to have been part of the Wintersk├Âl celebration for so many years. But now with the growth of the X Games, it has become too challenging to continue to hold the race on Buttermilk in January. As we searched to find another date, we started to think about our event a little differently. After all, charity should NOT be about winning an age category or getting a raffle prize; it should be instead about doing something simply because you want to help–and because you can.

We invite you to join us online in honor of those with Muscular Dystrophy. If all safety measures are met CRISPR Cas9 is to be tested in human trials for Muscular Dystrophy specifically in the very near future. It is wonderful news that this technology is going to be used to cure genetic disorders. To move forward we still need your help.

We challenge you to hike/bike/ski/skate/run/skateboard as if you had no quadriceps, just for a few minutes, while thinking of what it would be like to have your muscles slowly waste away. Whatever activity you choose, please take a moment to be grateful for your family and friends, and to yourself for making a difference.

We hope you will also continue to support our mission to cure Muscular Dystrophy. Please donate through the secure GivingFuel site by clicking on the Donate button at the top or bottom of the web pages. We aim to raise at least the same amount this year as in years past. All proceeds go to research for a cure for MD, the #1 genetic killer of children in the US and yet, still, one of the least federally funded.

Additional Valuable Information

* Please note the chairlift will be running for those who choose not to hike down.

* No dogs or sledding are allowed on Buttermilk during operational hours.

* Neuromuscular diseases affect more than 1 million Americans and over 250,000 children.

* If you prefer not to donate online, please make tax-deductible contributions payable to:

HIKE FOR HOPE FOUNDATION, 936 W Francis St., Aspen, CO. 81611
Tax ID # 20-3596738
Thank you for your kind support and help!

Take a step for hope. Take a step to cure. Take a step because you can.

Hike for Hope is operating under the HIKE FOR HOPE FOUNDATION INC
936 W Francis St., Aspen, CO. 81611
Tel: 970-925-6137,
Tax-exempt 501 (c)(3)
charitable organization.
Tax ID 20-3596738