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Cheryl's Climb for Kids

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I made it!
August 31, 2016

Well, after what seemed like a herculean effort and 5+ hours, we made it to the top of Mt. Elbert - 14,433 ft.  We walked a total of 9 miles  See more
Cheryl Brown

THE STORY:

As you may or may not know, I've been training all summer to hike a 14ner with one of my friends/co-workers. I have hiked 2 before but that was 15+ years ago. When trying to decide on which 14ner to hike, we looked a a lot of different factors but we kept coming back to Mt. Elbert - the tallest mountain in Colorado and the 2nd tallest in the lower 48. Though it is not a tremendously difficult hike (I'm told), it is long and very steep. In our training, we have done long hikes that weren't nearly as steep and were still difficult. The thought of hiking to the top of Elbert has been very daunting. 4,700 feet in elevation gain over 9 miles! One thing that is motivating me is that I'm hiking in honor of the abused and neglected children that A Kid's Place helps. My aches, pains and sore muscles will be gone in a couple of days but the emotional wounds for these children may never heal. While I might struggle for one day to get to the top of a mountain, these kids struggle every day, sometimes just to survive. I hope you'll join me (virtually) on my quest to a mountain and in turn help make the road that these children travel just a little bit better. I'd be honored if you sponsored my hike in some way. You could give a $1 for every mile or a penny or two for every foot in elevation. Every child needs a hero but abused children need superheroes. I don't claim to be a superhero by climbing a mountain, but you can be by supporting my climb and helping these children. Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Cheryl Brown

    $25

  • Laura and the Virginia cousins

    $25

  • Media Friesens

    $100

  • Scott Taylor

    $25

  • Vicki and Rick

    $100

  • Otto Freezen

    $100

  • Mike & Linda Kleibrink

    $25

  • M&M and Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Way to go, Cheryl! 2 years ago

M&M and Family

M&M and Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mike & Linda Kleibrink

Mike & Linda Kleibrink

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Otto Freezen

Otto Freezen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Vicki and Rick

Vicki and Rick

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Media Friesens

Media Friesens

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Laura and the Virginia cousins

Laura and the Virginia cousins

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

DONATION: $25

2 years ago