I picked up a cardboard mailing tube yesterday to pack my trekking poles in, which will go inside my gigantic Gregory duffel. The bright red North Face base camp duffel I purchased (with a very generous and kind discount!) from Whole Earth Provision Company is all packed up, too. I also received my light blue Sierra Designs fleece in the mail yesterday—which after a reasonably long day at work was a really nice surprise gift from the Survivor Summit organization!
Basically, this little post is a thank you to all the businesses that have sponsored/helped my teammates and I as we climb Kilimanjaro to benefit cancer programs and services at LIVESTRONG. But most importantly, I can’t ever forget to thank everyone who has DONATED to our cause. No matter how big or small your charitable contributions have been over these past 5 months, you’ve truly helped make a difference for people who are fighting cancer. Having loved and lost many people to cancer, my teammates and I couldn’t be more grateful for support from friends new and old, and family, too.
Even more last-minute preparations await: I’ll be picking up my malaria and altitude medication from the pharmacy today. Since I head to Tanzania on June 23, I’ll need to start the malaria prophylaxis late next week.
It’s getting so close now. I can’t wait to help hold that Honor Flag high at the top!