Buffalo, NY - May 16, 2011 – This summer, Dan Cross-Viola of Chicago, IL - a Buffalo, NY native will embark upon a five month 2,663 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in support of the work done at The Belle Center.
Throughout the hike he will traverse the states of Washington, Oregon, and California from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. While Dan is an avid backpacker, this hike will not simply be a leisure experience. Rather he is doing this hike to raise money for The Belle Center in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.
According to a statement from Cross-Viola:
I love a great challenge. I know The Belle Center does too, and that's why I'm undertaking this hike to help raise money for the amazing, life-changing work they do. As someone who works in the field of youth development, I know a quality youth-serving agency when I see one.