Alabama Trailblaze: Hiking for Change

Things have been pretty busy around the PGS Headquarters; the temperatures are slowly rising, baby birds are chirping hungrily in the morning hours and our recruiting staff has been hard at work with the new Raytheon account.

Spring is always an exciting time of year, and one of the things we are excited about this year is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. One of our contractors and all-round good fellow, David Miron, a contract Electronic Technician for Orbital ATK in Huntsville, AL since September, recently decided to participate in the Alabama Trailblaze Challenge; a 26.3-mile hike along the Pinhoti Trail. All benefits go to the Make-A-Wish Alabama, a notable organization dedicated to granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in Alabama.

When David initially asked us to make a donation, we were more than happy to support him and obviously honored to be asked to make a donation for such a noble cause. For David, “the hike represents the journey these children endure…and the pack on my back represents the unimaginable load these children carry.”

David grew up hiking throughout his childhood and continued hiking throughout his service with the United States Army. Despite his many years of hiking, David has been going on weekly preparatory training hikes with other hikers, some of whom are also participating in the Trailblaze Challenge. The purpose of all the hiking is to harden his feet in preparation for the big hike on May 19th, not to mention the marathon he has lined up in April.

David and his hiking group went on their first preparatory hike last weekend and stumbled upon this case located on a generous woman’s property in Sal City, TN

Even though David will be hiking alone, he does have a few cheerleaders in his corner. The first is his daughter Isabelle who, despite being in good health herself, wants her dad to finish this hike in honor of children less fortunate than she is. It’s obvious that little Isabelle has learned the very best from her father. Then there are, of course, his supporters at PGS Worldwide. Part of David’s participation in this hike is to raise money in the form of sponsorships in support of Make-A-Wish Alabama. David has set a goal to raise $2,500 before the hike on the 19th and so far, David has raised $350.

We at PGS, believe that David is hiking for a good cause and are more than happy to support his cause. So, if anyone is interested in supporting David, please see his page here to donate or share this post with your friends and family who might be interested in helping. Any donation, big or small, will certainly be appreciated.

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