The Fundraiser and My Partners:
Thanks for checking out my Mt. Hood Summit for Someone climb supporting Big City Mountaineers! Over the next few months before the climb, my goal is to raise over $4,000 via various fundraising events. Less than 15% (only $550) of the money I raise goes to fund my climb (guides, equipment, etc.) The other portion goes to BCM, an amazing nonprofit that gets underserved youth out of cities and mentors them through wilderness training. BCM is absolutely an organization whose impact is very real and very transformative. After reading their success stories, it is clear to me that they change young adults lives for the better, and permanently.
As many of you may know, BCM is a Positive Tracks charity partner - and you know what that means - double the dollars! That's right! Every dollar I raise for BCM will be matched by Positive Tracks. If I meet my fundraising goal, my matched total will top $8,000! (Which sounds much more substantial to me! Woohoo Positive Tracks!) BCM will be the sixth charity partner I have fundraised for thus far, and I can't wait for this one, because my event so fits what Positive Tracks is all about. I am helping someone who truly needs me, having my dollars doubled, and being guided all the way by inspiring people! And if that's not enough, I'm doing it in a fun, sweaty way!
The Climb (info provided by BCM):
At 11,239 feet, this beautiful cone-shaped volcanic peak is the highest point in the state of Oregon. Mount Hood, located 50 miles east of Portland, is one of the most-climbed glaciated peaks in North America. The program starts with the Basic Snow Climbing Course and culminates on day two with a snow cat ride to the top of Timberline Ski Area and from there, an ascent of Mt. Hood via the South Side Route. For more information on this climb, including the itinerary and more, please see the Mount Hood page on the Big City Mountaineers' website.
BCM Mission Statement:
Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. For more information, please visit the website here!
Finally, I just wanted to thank you for checking this out and considering a donation! Without you, there would be no climb, and no shot at me standing on the top of the highest mountain I've climbed up yet!