Hikers invited to join hike for Parkinson’s cure


Hikers of all ages are invited to join a 2.5-mile hike around Lake Poway on April 15 that will kick off a 116 km-, six-day hike on the Camino de Santiago from Oct. 3 - 11.

The purpose of the Camino de Santiago hike is to raise awareness and funds for work being done by San Diego’s Summit for Stem Cell to find a cure for the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Hikers on the Lake Poway kick-off adventure will walk with people who have previously hiked with Summit for Stem Cell to the base camp of Mt. Everest, to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and along the trail of Machu Picchu, all fundraisers for Parkinson’s.

The Lake Poway kickoff hike is on April 15 at 8 a.m. Hikers should meet at the top of the hill, past the main parking lot. Follow the music! There is a $10 parking fee for non-Poway residents.

Hikers who are interested in hiking the Camino de Santiago from Oct. 3-11, will be hiking for six days, between 8 to 18 miles a day. They will start in Ferrol, Spain, and end in Santiago de Compostela, where they will receive their Pilgrimage certificate.

The fee to do the El Camino hike is a maximum of $1,500 (depending on how many people sign up). This includes breakfast and dinner for eight days, three-star hotels for eight nights, transfer of luggage from one town to the next throughout the trip, and pick- up and drop-off at the airport.

Comprehensive information about Summit for Stem Cell and its goals can be found at summitforstemcell.org

The URL to get more information is. https://www.summitforstemcell.org/caminodesantiago