Hancock climber hits personal best for speed, fundraising

Samuel Grief holding his medal

“I’m most proud of the money I raised,” says family medicine physician Samuel Grief.

Samuel Grief made it his goal to Hustle Up the Hancock in less than 20 minutes.

“You’ll never guess what my time was,” said Grief, associate professor of clinical family medicine. “I finished in 19 minutes and 59 seconds. I completed my goal.”

Grief was among the 4,000 participants Feb. 22 in the Hustle Up the Hancock event to raise money for the Respiratory Health Association.

His time Sunday was his personal best, but that wasn’t his biggest accomplishment of the day.

“I’m most proud of the money I raised,” said Grief, who participates in memory of his father and stepfather, who both died of lung disease.

“This year with the help of my amazing sponsors, I was able to raise $1,400 for lung disease research.”

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