Ira Feuerstein wrote -
We will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, to help build awareness and secure donations to help fund a cure for Eosinophilic Enteropathy (EE), a condition that afflicts all three of my children. It is a rare and incurable condition that receives little to no attention from big pharmaceutical companies or government research. So, the only way to raise funds is through the kindness and generosity of people like you.
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell whose sole purpose is to fight off harmful foreign substances. In the case of kids with EE, their bodies perceive most food as a harmful foreign substance. These white blood cells appear in above-normal amounts in one or more specific places in the digestive system and/or blood. It causes these kids to become incredibly sick when they eat. It can cause chronic inflammation, result in tissue damage and even lead to a life threatening rupture of their esophagus. Many of these kids cannot eat a single bite of food and live off of medical food, a foul tasting nutritionally complete formula. It is so unpalatable that many of these kids need a feeding tube in their stomach to consume it.
Our goal is to have a minimum of 10 teenage patients with EE summit this incredible mountain. All donations will be given to CURED and 100% of the profits will go directly to provide research for this dreadful disease.
This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of many children around the world. And help a few select ones reach the top of the highest free standing mountain in the world. We are looking for corporate and individual sponsors.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities can be found at:: http://www.climbforee.org
Personal donors, read on!
Any donation is accepted, but anyone who donates a minimum of $194 ($0.01 per foot), automatically gets entered into our Summit Club.
For a donation of a minimum of $194 become an important part of the Expedition Support Team!
What will you receive for donating your hard earned cash to our mission?
Immediately upon receiving your donation you will receive via mail:
· A Thank You Letter From Our Team
While Our Team Is Hard At Work Climbing Kilimanjaro:·
· You will have access to a special “donor-only” link that will deliver two live audio and possibly video feeds from the mountain on two special days during the climb – one during the ascent and the second at the peak.
Upon Our Teams Return You Will Receive Via Mail:
· An autographed photo of the team at the summit
· An Official Climb for EE shirt