Hike for Heroes ~ Maine to Florida
Starting in September of 2012, the Hike for Heroes team will set out to hike across the east coast on foot from Maine to Florida. Their journey will span nearly 3000 miles across the East Coast Greenway trail to inspire people they meet to help military families in need with the message that anyone can step up to help.
We are the 2 who walk in stride.
We march the closest to the tide.
We stand united and support
The brave ones holding down the “FORT.”
And for the heroes gone to war,
We walk this day to honor more.
Kristen Creech was born on June 13th, 1987 in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was inspired to hike the East Coast Greenway trail from Maine to Florida because she wants to help an amazing cause. Mostly, she knows this journey will become a part of her heart because of the growing she hopes to experience with each step taken.
“I have had a lot of friends in my life going in and out of the Military, I have said goodbye to some and never got to see them again. I have seen the effects on their families and loved one’s. It’s a pain nobody should ever have to go through and if I am able to say I have helped, even in a little way, I will walk to the ends of the earth.”
William Mosebach was born October 6th, 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida and is an Army Vet having served four plus years as an Airborne Medic in the 2-503rd 173rd Infantry Battalion in Vicenza, Italy. During his service he was deployed to Northern Iraq and inserted by means of a Combat Jump, the first and only during the war, where he spent a year fighting with and tending to the wounds of brothers that he will never forget.
“I first chose to make this trip simply to prove to myself that I could make it. With the memory of my brothers during the war, comes the thought of the families they left behind. We decided that we needed a cause. Who can help these military families ? Who helps their children? Well, now I have an answer… We do.”