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December 6, 2017
Make-A-Wish – Our 2017 Social Mission Partner
At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. For our 2017 Social Mission Partner, we’ve chosen Make-A-Wish South Carolina, an impactful non-profit whose good works contribute immensely to our thriving, local community.
A wish granted to a kid with a critical illness is more than just a nice thing. Wishes provide renewed energy and strength in a child’s battle against their illness and powerful medicine in the form of hope. Wishes unite communities and deepen family bonds.
Rob was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby. Growing up with this condition has created many challenges throughout his childhood that were often restricting. After receiving a wish to go deep sea fishing in honor of his grandfather, Rob didn’t want the experience to end there. His wish became the life-changing catalyst to strengthen him on his journey to help make more wishes come true.
Recently Rob, despite having a critical illness that effects his ability to breathe, hiked 28.3 miles in one day in the Trailblaze Challenge because he wanted to wish it forward. The Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance program hosted by Make-A-Wish, allowing a participant to hike 28.3 or 16.4 miles in one day on the Foothills Trail while raising funds and awareness for wish granting.
The hike, which is suitable for every level of outdoor enthusiasts, has developed a passionate community of hikers who love giving back through their favorite hobby. Recruitment for the Spring 2018 hike takes place January 16-20 in the Midlands. RSVP for a recruitment meeting now to begin your journey. You can blaze a path for wishes! Visit SCtrailblazechallenge.org to sign up or contact Jody Wilbanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.