Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hiking for a good cause

By: Ryan Peterson

Sandy Garey began her journey in March. She's hiking all 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, with just her dog Simon by her side.

"It's been something that I wanted to do for a long time. But I know that I needed something else, besides health, to be able to walk it," said Garey.

Garey's trek will benefit Newborns in Need. Newborns is a national, nonprofit charity that provides essential items and support, free of charge, for premature and newborn babies and their families.

"If I can save one baby's life then my job has been well done. It's something that I really, truly believe in. We need to help these little guys that can't help themselves or little girls," said Garey.The charity relies on people like Laura Garrity of Pittsfield. Garrity makes custom receiving blankets and wraps for premies. Click here to read the full article.