"She believed she could...so she did!" - Christine Hall
I know what it means to hear "you have cancer." I know the spectrum of thoughts and emotions you go through when hearing those words. First, there is shock and disbelief. The fear and hopelessness followed by a wave of anger and then denial, because cancer happens to your neighbor or your friend, not you. But what I also know, is that after you catch your breath and accept the diagnosis, that you must find the resolve to dig in and fight to win your battle against cancer. I was fortunate enough then to be inspired by Sean, as I still am today. I try to shine everyday that I am alive because in life, there is no point in just existing when you could be out living making a difference!
It has been my dream for years to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Sean for my 40th birthday, which just so happens to be the day I depart, July 12, 2014. I have lost over 9 family members to cancer and 5 have survived, some of which have just finished treatment. I would love to inspire not only them, but my three friends who are also facing their own battles right now and countless others touched by cancer.
Living at about 6ft. above sea level, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro can be a daunting task to say the least. But with the high school stadium as my “metal mountain”, a 25lb. backpack, great friends and family cheering me on and Bob Marley singing in my ears…I’m not worried about a thing, because every little thing is going to be alright!
Each year a team travels to Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in honor of all the lives touched by cancer. Honor a loved one who has fought cancer by sponsoring a CancerClimber today! Please add the names of your loved ones in the “comment section” as they will be climbing with us on July 19th all 19, 340ft to the summit! Their names will be on our Team CancerClimber flag that will remain at the summit to commemorate their struggle.
100% of the funds raised by each climber go towards:
- developing a mobile camp for young adults with cancer
- personal visits to patients by survivors to inspire hope
- adventure grants
- inspiring all those touched by cancer to focus on LIVING
The mobile camp for young adults will travel to children’s hospitals around the country providing them with the experience of a “personal expedition” while instilling confidence through a safe environment. Counseling and support to the children and their families will also be provided.
Our Mission is to help those touched by cancer by focusing on living an active, healthy lifestyle. To learn more about CancerClimber and how to get involved, please visit http://www.cancerclimber.org/ or contact us at email@example.com
Thank you for your support!!