Jason Bosinoff is truly going the distance to support the search for a cure! On March 1st he'll be leaving his position as Director of Engineering at Airbnb, and days later will embark on his next great adventure - a 650-mile solo hike to increase awareness of gastric cancer and raise funds to support the work of the Gastric Cancer Foundation. Jason's trek will follow the Southern California Section of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mexican border to the start of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Athletic challenges are nothing new for Jason. He has hiked the John Muir Trail from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite, has climbed the summit of the tallest 115 mountains in New England and New York, and has bicycled across America from Boston to San Francisco.
But this challenge is different.
The cause is personal for Jason and his wife, Katy. Katy's brother, Ben Feinstein, died from gastric cancer almost ten years ago at the age of 20. Ever since, the entire extended family has been involved in the search for improved detection, treatment, and a cure for this deadly disease.
The hike is expected to take approximately six weeks, solo with only a satellite device that will enable him to stay in touch along the way.