‘Well behaved women rarely make history’ - Sharon Evans
We came to ‘visit’ Colorado in 1974, my husband Vic of almost 40 years, and we are still in Colorado. We fell in love with Colorado, have 3 children ages 34, 35,36 and two and half (due in January) grandchildren and 6 grand dogs.
We have a 19 year old family run business with two of the kids working with us – but the whole family is ‘on- call’ when needed!
My son Ryan was home from college the summer after my father and Vic’s mother passed from cancer. Ryan climbed 16 fourteeners that summer raising money for cancer and met Sean on the climbs. That was 11 years ago. It was Ryan and Sean’s destiny!
Seeing Sean’s lust for life after cancer and for Cancer Climbers, Ryan’s love for the mountains along with Rachel my daughter in law being totally drawn into Ryan’s passion for climbing has moved me deeply.
So…..haven’t camped in 40 years……..turning 60 this year……..never done a fourteener……..but I AM doing Kili! It is my destiny!
Help pass on the passion – follow us on cancerclimber.org and please consider donating to cancer survivors. Make your own destiny!
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!!