I’ve been battling strange urges to walk outside and get the mail. I want to walk into the kitchen and steal Steve’s Peanut M&Ms. My mind tells me, “Hey, it’s ok, just get up and walk!” Of course my body tells me another story. Truth is, I can’t.

My friend Scott Gnile can. This April, he will begin hiking all 2,663 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for those of us with ALS who can’t. His purpose is three-fold:

  1. Raise awareness for ALS
  2. Raise $100 dollars a mile for ALS research and
  3. Provide pictures of the PCT for those of us who can’t hike with #ShellysPCT

Walking for those who can’t. How cool is that? 

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Here’s how you can help:

  • Share this post and like the Shelly’s PCT FaceBook page
  • Make a donation to Shelly’s PCT
    (every penny goes to the ALS Therapy Development Institute)
  • Do you have a media contact who can help us spread the word?
    Please email me at shellyspct@gmail.com.
  • Stay tuned for details on how you can meet Scott on the trail this summer!

Important Links
Donate here
Follow Scott’s blog at gnarlyriver.com
Follow my blog at Finding Freedom
Follow my ALS journey on Caring Bridge
Like Shelly’s PCT on Facebook 
Follow us on Twitter: @ShellysPCT
Follow us on Instagram: #ShellysPCT
What is the PCT?
What is ALS?
Learn about the Precision Medicine Program at ALS-TDI
Thank you Debbie Brown Photography for the photos!

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I’m Forgiven and Free and so excited to hike the PCT!