Hiking For Hospice!
Fit Club wishes Denise Ladybug Hill, best of luck, as she starts another long distance hike! Here is her story -
by Denise Ladybug Hill on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:06pm
Dear Family, Friends, and Hiking Enthusiasts:
As you may recall, I have been working hard at my new passion, charity distance hiking. Since 2004, I have hiked over 7,000 miles in the wilderness one step at a time, often stopping to plant a packet of forget-me-not seeds in remembrance of my sister, Cheryl Rose Walden. I have planted hundreds of seed packets in the vast forests in 25 states and 3 countries. The seed packets serve as a reminder to each recipient to schedule their annual mammogram. This spring I will be toting more seed packets to the state of Arizona where I will hike the 800+ miles of the Arizona Trail.
"I have learned that LOVE does not end, not even in death; it can express itself in ways ever new." ~James E. Miller
It has been 13 years since Cheryl passed away at the tender age of 44. During Cheryl’s treatment of breast cancer, Cheryl "taught" me the value of life. Anyone who has been blessed by a cancer patient’s presence, is familiar to these various accounts of fortitude. Cheryl Rose Walden lived every day with purpose and the promise of a brighter dawn. And it was through Cheryl’s death that I learned to live. My passion (hiking) is pure and heightened by nature.
Please consider donating to Hospice of Cincinnati to open the doors for local patients in need.
"I’m Walking for Walden as she sits by Your side, and Hiking for Hospice...my footpath of pride!
Please send a check or money order to:
Hospice of Cincinnati
C/O The Bethesda Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 633957
Cincinnati, OH 56263-3597
Thank you very much for contributing to HOC. The patients and their families will be forever grateful!
Denise C. Hill
Ladybug is hiking the Arizona Trail this spring to benefit families served though Hospice of Cincinnati!