BENEFITING: Achilles International Inc.
Help us fund a ski/snowboard program for athletes with disabilities!
On the 22nd of November, we start our journey across 6 states, 4 countries, 9 mountain ranges, 26 mountains, with 0 hours of sleep. All in 26 days. Along the way, we’ll be raising money and awareness for Achilles International to fund their very first ski/snowboard program for people with disabilities! More on Achilles below.
An Achilles athlete. We teamed up to guide an athlete with disabilities for the 2013 NYC Marathon. We were moved by his spirit and the joy that accomplishment brought him, so we asked ourselves: if runners are raising money for 26 miles, why not skiers for 26 mountains? And thus, our adventure begins.
Join us in donating per mountain - whether it’s $26 or $2,600 - every bit counts. All of the proceeds raised go towards programing, lessons, equipment, and slope-time for Achilles athletes. We’ll be donating $10 per mountain to kick the campaign off, and we need your help!
Follow us on our Tumblr page and Twitter (@26mountains). It is equally important for us to spread our message, so we encourage you to share our campaign with your friends, families and ski nuts via email, Facebook, Twitter, or your preferred social media platform!
Throughout the course of our journey, we‘ll be uploading fun videos and pictures in real-time to Tumblr so check back often. You'll also find our bios and embarrassing childhood pictures of us skiing!
ABOUT ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL:
Achilles International introduces people with disabilities to achievement. Their thousands of athletes surmount challenges as they run, walk, swim, handcrank, bike and kayak their way to accomplishing once-unthinkable goals and to finding fulfillment. Achilles provides training guides, coaching, specialized equipment, and logistical support. As members achieve in sports, they often realize they can make the best of their abilities in other areas of their lives. Achilles athletes range from paralympic competitors to people learning to walk after a stroke or injury, with challenges including paralysis, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairments and deafness. Since Achilles founding over thirty years ago by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run a marathon on a prosthetic leg, they have grown to more than seventy chapters across the U.S. and internationally.
For more information, visit achillesinternational.org.
A special thank you to Dick Traum for believeing in us and our crazy adventure, and most importantly, for welcoming a ski program into the Achilles family.
Thank you for your support!
Alex & Aaron