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Xtreme Hike for The Cure

By April 1, 2019November 29th, 2020No Comments

Each year,’s Founder and President, Ray, along with the rest of the team, challenge themselves mentally and physically as they hike 30.1 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  This year, Ray will be joined by John Osterhoudt, Denis Coombes, Paul Kauer, and Ray Hill.

Are you wondering why they do this? April is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and each year an Xtreme Hike for the Cure is held by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in order to help raise money to find a cure. This year’s hike will be held on April 27th.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system and the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. The fluids that this disorder produces can become thick and sticky and can end up blocking tubes, ducts, and passageways.
At, we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community, especially if it’s a cause that aligns with our mission. Because Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs, so it’s no question that we would participate in the Xtreme Hike for the Cure.
Not only will Ray and Team Filters Fast be hiking again this year–we are also proud to be a sponsor!

Ray has participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike for the Cure every year since 2013. Last year, we were able to raise $27,899 to help fight CF! With the support of amazing vendors, our customers and partners, we hope to raise $30,000+ for this year’s hike.

This year, will match customer donations up to $10,000. Would you like to help us reach our goal? Make a donation here.

“Personally, the hike always proves challenging and training is a critical part of the hike…it is a huge time commitment, but nothing compared to the time those with CF have to spend on treatments every day.  I am inspired by other hikers who have CF or have family members that have CF and am excited to help them all move closer to the day that CF stands for Cure Found!  Thank you again for your generous support.” -Ray


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