Hey! I'm Charlie Wittmack and I'm the Executive Director of an incredible organization called Above + Beyond Cancer. I'm also an adventurer and explorer and - according to ESPN - the only American to have climbed Mount Everest and swum the English Channel. And no matter what AOL and Huffington Post try to tell you, I've never had an eel stuck in my swimsuit.
I love to take on big expeditions and I'm always looking for ways to structure the expeditions for a higher purpose. I try not to take myself too seriously, and I'm not afraid to pull a stunt if it will raise money for a great cause. My greatest passion comes from working with others, and there is nothing that I love to do more than to expose people to new experiences - whether climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking to Everest Base Camp, or running across America!
My strength and inpiration comes from my wife Cate who is FOUR years cancer-free! Woot!
As a way to celebrate FIVE years cancer free, I'm participating in the Million Dollar Marathon. Along with 159 other cancer survivors and caregivers, our team will run from Seattle, Washington to Annaplis, Maryland - a total of more than 3,800 miles - while working to raise a million bucks for cancer research! The team is counting on me to run 26.2 of these miles - which may be a big risk because I HAVE NEVER RUN A MARATHON.
I would love to have your support. If you've got a couple of extra bucks, please DONATE NOW. If you're short on cash, but have extra time, please join my team and run with me during my leg of the Million Dollar Marathon! It's a great team and I promise we're going to have a ton of fun.
And PLEASE check out the video at left about my AWESOME friend Andy Fleming, and his participation in our last Above + Beyond project in Nepal.