EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2013
I was introduced to Sean Swarner (A.K.A "The Cancer Climber") while on a scholarship trip to NYC; his story of overcoming hardship, adversity and two different types of cancer inspired me so much that I wanted to join him on his annual trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. He climbs in the memory of those who have had cancer and to se personal goals for himself, and this is something that is a very personal cause for me as well, being that cancer runs so strongly in my family. Many of my family members have passed away from cancer and I was so honored to be presented with the opportunity to climb one of the world's tallest mountains; with such an inspirtional man, in their memory. The cost of the trip is approximately $5,000.00 for a 2 weeks. My family is very supportive, but I am going to college next year and will have many large expenses to pay forward in the near future for tuition, books, supplies, etc., of which I will also need their financial support. This trip means the world to me and I know that it will be amazing if I can get some financial help and support from others. Out of the $5,000.00, $500.00 goes toward a direct donation to The CancerClimber Association's cancer charities and research. If I were to raise more than the $5,000.00 needed for the trip, the money would go as a larger donation to The CancerClimber Association. We can do this! :) Thank you for your time, consdieration, backing,and encouragement in this incredible adventure!!