• Alison Glowinski

Recap: 2019 Trailblaze Challenge®

Updated: Sep 12, 2019





RECAP: We spent this last weekend with Make-A-Wish Michigan and the hikers that took on their Traiblaze Challenge. There were 38 hikers who raised over $100,000 to make wishes come true! A few of the wish kids and their families were at the event and really, I'm not sure the words to express how incredibly honored and humbled we were to be with this group of people. The love, camaraderie, the positivity and support of one another was something truly magical.

We have been donating $1 from every shirt sale to Make A Wish and will continue to do so through the end of the month. I am committing right now to doing the hike next year and want YOU to join me! Just being in the presence of these incredible humans had a profound effect on me so I can only imagine what it will be like to spend weeks training and fundraising with them, then celebrating at the finish line.


If you are not in Michigan, no worries, there are Trailblaze Challenge's across the country. If you've been a part of one or are planing to join a future hike, let us know! Maybe we can start some fun, internet, happy hiker's make wish's come true group and support one another virtually and in person!







UPDATE: Trailblaze Michigan - We'll see you soon! We'll be at Friday night's dinner with some special deals just for participants and cheering you on Saturday!


We are so excited to be teaming up with Make-A-Wish Michigan for their Trailblaze Challenge! This event helps raise funds to grant wishes for children in Michigan throughout the year.


One dollar from every shirt sale through September 2019 will be donated to Make A Wish Michigan's Trailblaze Challenge to help more wishes come true!






Please keep an eye on our social media for updates on this partnership and if you want to get involved, sign up NOW!


If you aren't in Michigan, don't worry, there are Trailblaze Challenge's all over the country! Other locations and dates for 2019 include:


Georgia - April 13, 2019

South Carolina - May 4, 2019

Alabama - May 4, 2019

Eastern North Carolina - May 11, 2019

Greater Los Angeles - May 11, 2019

South Carolina - May 11, 2019

Alabama - May 18, 2019

Central & Western North Carolina - May 18, 2019

San Diego - May 18, 2019

Central & Western North Carolina - June 1, 2019

Eastern North Carolina - June 1, 2019

San Diego - June 1, 2019

Orange County & the Inland Empire - June 8, 2019

Oregon - July 12, 2019

Colorado - August 10, 2019

Connecticut - September 7, 2019

Michigan - September 7, 2019

East Tennessee - September 21, 2019

Maine - September 21, 2019

Mid-Atlantic - September 28, 2019

South Carolina - October 10, 2019

Central & Western North Carolina - October 12, 2019


For more information on any of these events or to sign up, please contact Sarah Ragone at sragone@michigan.wish.org.

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