On Saturday, September 6, 2008 two employees from the law firm of Bachus & Schanker are ready to conquer Pikes Peak in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit, a Special Event of the Brain Injury Association of Colorado (BIAC). This unique fund raising event is held every September, not only to raise funds, but to increase public awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Pikes Peak Challenge is also a great way to allow participants to experience the thrill and triumph of conquering one of Colorado’s famous 14’ers.
Funds raised from the Pikes Peak Challenge helps provide support to over two thousand survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), their families and professionals. Thousands more are served through community outreach programs such as Memorial Health System’s Think First for Kids Head and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program, which teaches children, through classroom presentations, the necessary tools for brain injury prevention. Additionally, these funds help enable the BIAC to incorporate soldiers who have suffered TBI while serving in Iraq, into existing programs.
John Gleason and Jodie Sandell will join survivors of TBI along with family members and other supporters early Saturday morning at Barr Trail in Manitou Springs, Colorado to begin the ascent up this glorious 14,110 foot mountain. They will crest the summit after 13 miles and 7400 vertical feet to the cheers of spectators and supporters.