"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" – John Wooden
This summer I am embarking on the trip of a lifetime, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. While it wasn’t something that had been on my radar, when the opportunity presented itself I just couldn’t pass it up. That coupled with the chance to go on a trip lead by Sean Swarner, made me even more excited. I’m using this trip as a way to help prove to myself of what I am capable of. I know the climb isn’t just going to be a test of physical toughness, but also one of mental toughness. I hope coming out of it, this trip will remind me of all the great things I can still achieve in life and hopefully even teach me a few new lessons along the way. As someone who doesn’t work out a whole lot, even the training has taught me a few things about myself and I’m learning already how to push myself even further than I ever thought I could.
I’m really proud to also be helping CancerClimber as a part of this trip. Thinking of Sean’s story as a two time cancer survivor before the age of 16, I’m reminded of the great work my brother-in-law Peter does working with children diagnosed with cancer. He’s someone that I look up to and am constantly in awe of the amazing work he’s done to help take pediatric cancer head on. I hope you will join me in supporting CancerClimber and making this trip not just a positive experience for me, but for young adults across the country.
Each year we take a team to Africa and 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 Jul 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!!