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Shelly’s PCT

A Hashtag is Worth a Thousand Words


Scott will begin his journey of a lifetime in just a few short weeks. Beginning May 1st is going to hike 2,663 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. He is hiking for those of us who can’t, raising awareness and support for ALS research along the way.

Scott will be posting pictures and blogging about his journey using the hashtag #ShellysPCT. You can also follow Scott’s live GPS signal on his blog at

This is exciting stuff! Please share the video and hashtag so we can all support Scott as he hikes 20+ miles a day for over five months. Scott knows this hike is about so much more than himself. He wants to share his journey with those of us who can’t even take a single step.

Watch the video and donate today!


Walking for Those Who Can’t

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
  • Stay tuned for details on how you can meet Scott on the trail this summer!

Important Links
Donate here
Follow Scott’s blog at
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!

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