Local Man Takes On Unique Challenge To Raise Support For Children With Asthma And Allergies
Patrick Albert, a local outdoors enthusiast, has started quite a unique challenge. He will be completing multiple journeys of 100 miles or more on non-motorized transportation to raise support for the Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. Louis Chapter (AAFA). This organization works to help keep kids in school and out of the hospital by providing medical and educational assistance to children suffering from asthma and/or allergies.|
Patrick has already completed Skate 100+ riding a skateboard 107 miles, Cycle 100+ completing the entire 240 mile length of the KATY trail on a recumbent bicycle and Kayak 100+ paddling 340 miles miles from Kansas City, MO to St Charles, MO. Patrick is dedicated to raising support for kids in St. Louis who are in need of asthma and allergy support from AAFA. He suffers from these conditions as well and hasn't let rain, heat, or anything else stop him so far in his 100+ Project journeys.
2013 plans for the 100+Project include Run 100+ at the Kettle Moraine Endurance Trail Run, Hike 100+, a through hike of the Ozark Trail in Southern Missouri, and Canoe 100+ along the 280 mile length of the Illinois river.
Blogging, videotaping, and tweeting each step of the way, Patrick is always interesting and entertaining to keep up with. He makes any reader want to jump up and start a new outdoors adventure of their own. What is really inspiring is that Patrick does all this in his free time. He has a full time job and then comes home and puts in many hours to prepare for each new 100+ Project journey.
We encourage the St. Louis Metro area to take notice of amazing individuals like Patrick, who are working to make a difference in the community! Please visit 100plusproject.com to find out more about the 100+ Project and the Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. Louis Chapter.