Cogent Analytics, through the Cogent Cares initiative, sponsored the Fall 2017 and 2021 Trailblaze Challenge to benefit the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina through a 28.3 mile hike in the terrain of the Foothills Trail.
In addition to the Cogent sponsorship, Monica Lester, a Business Development Coordinator at Cogent, participated in the Fall 2017 and 2021 Trailblaze Challenge. “This Trailblaze Challenge originally interested me as I wanted to help make a difference and bring awareness to Make-A-Wish but also I wanted make the most of living in North Carolina,” commented Lester. Lester added “The Cogent Sponsorship boosted my contribution to a level I did not think possible.”
Chris Webber, Development Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Central and Western Carolina stated “82 hikers from across Central and Western North Carolina embarked on a 28.3 mile, one day hike on the Foothills Trail in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to training for this challenge, our hikers are on pace to raise over $270,000 for our local Make-A-Wish chapter, which will help us grant roughly 45 wishes to kids here in our community.”