My mom is lucky to be a cancer survivor. Not everyone can say that. I’m stepping up to beat cancer by traversing all 50 miles of the Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim. It was terrifying to watch my mom go through her stage 3 diagnosis, surgeries and months of treatment at Hopkins. And then the nodes came back for us to face the fear again.. However today 11/28/17, very fortunately she is cancer free after a 3 year battle. Traversing the world wonder is no comparison to what my mom, and many other people battling cancer, go through. Some have lost that battle, and we want to raise funds and awareness to make the ultimate difference: funding a vaccine and immunotheraphy.
Not only am I raising $2,800 for the Grand Canyon in May, I am pushing through to climb 8,800 dramatic feet of El Dorado Peak in July - and will be raising $2,500 for that. Please consider supporting my efforts to give back to cancer and MS research at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Learn more: www.climbforhope.org
Where is the money going?
Philanthropy like ours makes a direct impact to the doctors who need it and have even been on past climbs themselves:
Breast Cancer - Dr. Leisha Emens - dubbed a "rock star" by her patients, has made tremendous progress in the immunotherapy research that can be used not only on breast tissue but on all cancerous tumors
Multiple Sclerosis - Dr. Peter Callabrisi and his team at Project Restore have hit many milestones such as discovering the first effective therapy in which patients improved functional and neurological measures with electrical stimulation.
Cellular Oncology - Dr. Andrew Ewald, who we’ve newly added to our research ‘squad’. Dr. Ewald rounds out our research as an cellular engineer oncologist studying the development of human diseases
Thanks for considering!
With so much love,