What: A day of hiking to raise funds to benefit the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program)
Why: In 2008, Tim Biesiadecki was diagnosed with melanoma, and over the next several years the cancer spread to other organs in his body. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and the rates of skin cancer have increased in recent decades; it is estimated that there will be about 73,000 new cases of melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers, in this country in 2015.
Where: Baldpate Mountain (two separate entrances to access the mountain trails; one is off of Fiddler’s Creek Road, Hopewell Township, NJ, and the other is off Pleasant Valley Road. Both Fiddler’s Creek Road and Pleasant Valley Road can be accessed from Route 29/River Road in New Jersey). For park details visit http://mercercountyparks.org/parks/baldpate-mountain
When: October 8, 2016 (rain or shine)
Time: Come and hike anytime between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. We will have a welcome table at each of the entrances to the mountain trails available throughout the day