Thursday, July 21, 2011

1st Annual "Heroes hike the Y" !!!

Time: Monday, July 25 8:00am to 11:00am

Where:  The parking lot at the Y trailhead

More Info:
Two of the great heroes in my life, Chad Lewis and Sam Durst
 are sponsoring this event. Sam, who has cerebral palsy and is
 in a wheelchair, and Chad, who is an award winning athlete 
were introduced at our daughter, Kate's wedding. They have 
been good buds ever since (remember, Surround yourself with
 Greatness)! Chad recently asked Sam if he had ever hiked the Y
 and when he said no, Chad's response was, "then we're gonna
 do it and I'll push you up there"! Being the huge hearted people
 they are, they decided to do it in honor of me. This really touches
 my heart.  I asked myself what have done besides get a nasty 
form of cancer? These heroes are the first to join my new club: 
Sue's Hero Crew. If you'd like to join too, come to hike, bike, or
cartwheel up to the Y on Monday morning, then bring a smilekn 
some good shoes and a hat. You could walk away with some 
celebrity autographs (and I'm not just talking about me here) :)
You'll meet Sam and Chad, and get a free J-Dawg if you summit
 the Y
There will be other fun things too. Not everyone will hike and that's OK. 
We're going to have a party at the bottom. I will definitely be at the bottom
 (NOT the top)! I'm working on some fun surprises. You will also have an 
opportunity to donate to Pancreatic Awareness. (We're the unpopular
 purple cancer, so wear purple if you can). Bring your businesses, your
 families, and friends. Chad will sign your shirt, your book, program or 
anything you'd like. He said "Heck, I'll even sign their foreheads!" It will 
be a great way to celebrate our Pioneer heroes and all the heroes in our
 lives. We hope you can come!

Please RSVP by commenting here or go to my 
Facebook page.  Thanks for your support...this 
will be fun!!!!

Directions to Provo, Utah 84604 (The Y)

Starting from the Marriott Center N 450 E St

Head north on N 450 E St toward Marriott Way
Take the 2nd right onto E 1700 N/E University Pkwy
Turn right onto N 900 E
Turn left onto E 820 N
Continue onto Oakmont Ln
Turn right onto E Oak Cliff Dr
Turn right to stay on E Oak Cliff Dr
Turn right at Terrace Dr
Turn left
Arriving at Unknown road
Total: 2.5 mi - about 7 mins


  1. I am going to try and make it with a few of my kids, and my sister-in-law and her son are coming as well! It sounds like a great event!!!

  2. Our family hiked the Y this morning. I'm visiting from Oklahoma and enjoying some local hiking while we're here.

    When I spotted Chad Lewis (whom my sister-in-law recognized) pushing a boy down the mountain, I knew there had to be a special story behind it. They were just beaming as they were coming down. I was so happy to read the back-story on your event. What an inspiration! Hope your event was a success. I wish you luck and help from above as you deal with cancer!

  3. Debbie, thanks so much for your comment. It was such a memorable day. Chad and the boy, Sam are such amazing people. They decided to do this for me. What a humbling experience. So many people came and experienced an inspiring moment. I'm glad you and your family were there to enjoy it. Thanks for the happy thoughts!

  4. Sue I am writing this inspirational story of love and support (and muscle!) for the Daily Herald. Could you return my call and give me a quote today?