Like many cancer survivors, Richard Davies has the desire to "give something back" in order to help others dealing with myeloma or any other cancer—to show that they can enjoy life despite the disease and the side effects of their treatment, to raise awareness about myeloma, and to let them know that the International Myeloma Foundation is around and helping people all over the world. Richard was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003, followed by multiple myeloma in July 2004. His right femur was replaced with a 14" metal rod as a tumor collapsed the bone. He received four batches of chemotherapy and TBI (Total Body Irradiation) followed by a transplant from his own stem cells and 2 months later a transplant from an unrelated donor. He says his donor must be one of the most selfless people on the planet as he’s donated his cells on two occasions. All three guys share the same DNA and are doing well.
(If all goes well, Richard would like to do a fundraising climb on Mt Rainier and later Denali.)
On September 21st and 22nd, friends and family, and anyone out there who would like to participate (accommodations are limited), will hike the Barr Trail (http://www.barrcamp.com/index.html ), Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Colorado from 6,600 ft to 14,100 ft. You can join the Davies family for the entire hike, or for part of the hike. Also, there is the Pikes Peak Highway and Cog Railway for people who would like to meet us at the top but are not able to hike.
Here are the details:
- Friday night and Saturday night, September 21st and 22nd.
- Nine people in the Upper Cabin, evening meal and breakfast for both nights!
- Total Cost is $59.55 per person, assuming all are staying 2 nights and eating 4 meals.
To sign up for the hike, contact Richard at Oe4syncro@aol.com
If you are unable to participate but would like to donate, please click here.
Click here to view the brochure.