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Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN)'s Fundraiser:

The Cerini Challenge 2017

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Another year, another Cerini Challenge. As a board member of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), I will once again be directing my efforts to raising money for LE&RN. LE&RN is an awesome organization focused on the study of the lymphatic system in an effort to find a cure for lymphatic related disorders, including lymphedema, a condition that impact more than 5 million people. Scientists believe that such disorders as obesity, autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, heart issues, and more, are all linked to the lymphatic system. If we can unlock the mysteries of the lymphatic system, we may be able to better understand and combat many of the leading causes of death. This is an extremely worthy organization … so I need to pick challenges that will mirror the significance of LE&RN. After all, I am expecting everyone to give big, so I need to go big! In June, I will be spending a week on the Pika Glacier in Alaska, freezing my assets off. While there I will be climbing such routes as the Munchkin, Middle Troll, Lost Marsupial, and the Dragon’s Spine. These will include glacier traversing, rock/ice climbing, dealing with ice holes, and more. These are all fairly significant climbs. In July, it’s off to the Canadian Rockies where I will spend 10 days climbing such mountains as Assiniboine (also known as the Canadian Matterhorn), Mt. Sir Donald, Mt Castle, Mt Faye, Mt Temple, Mt Louis, and I am sure I’ll try a few more Mt’s while I’m there. We picked endeavors that are all between 10 and 13 hours a day (I believe in penance in exchange for your contributions). In August I will be back in Colorado for some rock climbing and 14,000 foot peak bagging. Clearly, I am giving it my all, and I am looking for you to do the same. Please contribute to the 2017 Cerini Challenge and help me in my efforts to raise $10,000 for LE&RN. Thanks, Ken



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