Trekking the Grand Canyon to Support Cancer Care

Some Grand Canyon hiking is a part of many visitors’ Grand Canyon activities. But hiking in support of a great cause adds a whole extra dimension.

A group of 39 trekkers from the U.K. is coming to the Grand Canyon to participate in a 5-day, 68 kilometer trek to support Marie Curie Cancer Care, an institution which has made a huge difference in the lives of patients suffering from cancer. The trek route will run through Sedona, and follow an ancient Indian trail, leading 31,000 feet down into the Havasupai Indian Reservation.

Photo by Steele Wotkyns

Photo by Steele Wotkyns

Those who are interested in joining along for a memorable trek, which will also help to support this great cause, can do so. Participants are expected to raise at least 3000 British pounds to be a part of this adventurous excursion.

One of the trekkers is Carolyn Thorne of Farnsfield, in Britain’s East Midlands, and we would love to support her. She is busily getting together the necessary funds to participate, and all those who would like to support her cancer care efforts can easily contribute.

Donations can be made at the following web address, Checks made out to Marie Curie Cancer Care can also be sent to 329-331, Carlton Hill, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1JE, as well as dropped off in person at the Top Spot Club, in Carlton, where Carolyn works.

This is certainly not your typical Grand Canyon trip. A multi-day trek through rough terrain, under the hot sun, is not most people’s idea of fun. But when you are in great company, and trekking to support a great cause, the entire endeavor appears to become transformed. The grueling trek suddenly appears exciting, and something to look forward to.

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We know that some of our readers may be interested in joining this trek, or in financially contributing, and we wholeheartedly encourage them to do so.