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Climbing Aconcagua - one of the Seven Summits - to raise funds for Hedge Funds Care.

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Brian Dawson via Crowdrise
September 13, 2010

For a very worthy cause.  See more

BENEFITING: HEDGE FUNDS CARE INC

EVENT: Crowdrise Holiday Fundraiser Thing

EVENT DATE: Nov 27, 2010

Brian Dawson

THE STORY:

The expedition was memorable; we experienced a "perfect storm" at high camp (6000 meters, 120-150km/hr winds) resulting in an emergency airlift of two team members because of critical frostbite, search and rescue for a lost team member and the destruction of our primary and secondary campsites (ending our summit attempt)!

In short, we were lucky to survive the experience...


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I am embarking on a once in a lifetime expedition to Aconcagua, the highest summit outside of the Himalaya standing 22,841 feet (6,962 meters).

The climb will be one of the first of the expedition season and we therefore expect more extreme snow, ice, temperatures and winds. If all goes well, we will have summited and traversed the mountain within three weeks of our start date (November 27th).

My hope is to raise sufficient funds for my favorite charity - Hedge Funds Care, Preventing and Treating Child Abuse - to grant an award to one of the child welfare organizations it supports.

Hedge Funds Care is a global charity devoted to preventing and treating child abuse. There are nearly 3.3 million reports of child abuse each year, and many more go unreported. Through grants to community based organizations, Hedge Funds Care focuses its efforts on intervention, prevention, advocacy, education, training, and research.

Please consider donating to Hedge Funds Care.

Thank you,

Brian

(*) http://www.hedgefundscare.org/content.asp?pageID=1

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$4,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

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  • Rob Davis

    $250

  • Kevin Goldstein

    $100

  • Rich Donovan

    $100

  • Glen Dailey

    $500

  • Anonymous

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  • John M. Budzyna

    $500

  • Marcus

    $100

  • Don Previti

    $100

  • Virginia Volpe

    $100

  • Anonymous

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  • Sebastian

    $150

  • David Ballard

    $100

  • Bob Gach

    $250

  • Aron Miodownik

    $100

  • Matt Mead

    $100

  • Jean-Louis Lelogeais

    $250

  • Adrianne Wonnacott

    $20

  • Dominic Hobson

    $50

  • Mike & Diana Hicks

    $50

  • James Sterling

    $50

  • s/vFaith

    $250

  • Ken K

    $100

  • Ron Suber

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81% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,070 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brian Dawson

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81% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Rich Donovan

Rich Donovan

DONATION: $100

I would be taking a chopper... 5 years ago

Kevin Goldstein

Kevin Goldstein

DONATION: $100

May your personal summit and Aconcagua's be the same! Onwards and upwards for you and HFC! 5 years ago

Rob Davis

Rob Davis

DONATION: $250

Brian, You are truly a unique and terrific individual and a great friend. Just wish I could be joining you on the climb. Thanks for your many great efforts over the years on behalf of Hedge Funds Care. I must say that this one takes the cake! Best wishes on your quest. I expect you to burst upon the summit shouting HFC, HFC!!! :) OK, ok. "Whew, I made it," will do. I look forward to a beer and some great stories upon your return. Best, Rob 5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $250

To a very worthy cause. 6 years ago