Fun fact from todaysdocument: today, June 7, 2013, marks the 100 year anniversary of the first documented ascent of the tallest peak in North America, Denali (aka Mount McKinley). Alaskan Native Walter Harper was the first to summit. Be sure to check out the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North Tumblr for more details on the actual ascent.
Thanks to all my supporters who helped make my climb up Kilimanjaro to fight cancer a reality. Right now, my online fundraising total reads, “$9.934.41,” and there’s a $100 check in the mail that’s going to be a part of that total soon. I can’t wait for the online total to update and reflect this amazing milestone. We made it; I can’t believe it! THANK YOU again to everyone!
With over 100 different donations, this has truly been a grassroots effort. Donations to this cause will support cancer programs and services at LIVESTRONG. At the same time, this constant outpouring of generosity has also helped me meet the $10,000 fundraising requirement to participate in the climb.
I remember from my Texas 4000 ride how often I thought of my supporters. I’d think about their words of encouragement and stories about loved ones who had fought cancer, and all those memories helped make riding through terrible heat, crosswinds, and cold worth it. I’ll be sure to think of all my supporters and their stories when I begin the 38 mile trek to head 19,341 high in altitude. I still can’t believe that it’s so soon; I leave June 23 on a plane bound for Tanzania, and the official summit day is July 2. I hope I make it to the top, so I can honor everyone.
Thanks for helping to make the lives of cancer fighters and survivors a little easier through access to LIVESTRONG’s premiere programs and services. Today, I climb for everyone who has supported this charitable endeavor.
And just so you know: because you all will be in my mind, you’ll be making the trek up the mountain with me, too. I can’t wait to have all of you with me at the top :)
100 days until I leave for Tanzania and start climbing Kilimanjaro with the Survivor Summit team!
I’ve had the kind support of friends and family who helped me meet 100% of my five hundred dollar matching campaign that ran March 6-15!
I’m still working hard to give this cause 100%; it would make my week to see my groups’ total get closer to our $100K goal. So please donate!