I have thought about participating in the Maryland Trek since 2014 (the inaugural year of the Trek). It was the passing of my sister, Sandy Eastridge, in February that made it clear to me this is the year I needed to start participating in the Just In Power Kids foundation and join the 2019 Maryland Trek team. The mission of Just In Power Kids is to help kids with cancer. Sandy was passionate about helping kids through her career as a school teacher, volunteering at camps (e.g. Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp), and other outreach programs and she unfortunately passed because of cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). The “kids” and “cancer” connection made it clear to me that the Trek is a wonderful way to honor my sister, as well as continuing her passion for helping kids.
Whether you make a monetary donation or not, please consider helping kids and cancer patients in any way you can.