For a team of seventeen LIVESTRONG supporters, it?s Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania!
This June, in partnership with Survivor Summit Foundation, an expedition team will climb to the roof of Africa ? Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341ft). These team members have all been touched by cancer, seven of them being cancer survivors. They are from all over the U.S. and Australia and have been training for the last six months for this event. Chris Warner, Earth Treks, who summited both K2 and Everest, will lead the expedition.
Each team member raised at least $10,000 to benefit LIVESTRONG. As of today, the total funds raised by the team is $180,000, which will go towards LIVESTRONG?s programs and services to support cancer survivors and their loved ones. To support the expedition team, please donate here.
Meet some members of the expedition team:
Chasse Bailey-Dorton, Cancer Survivor – Anderson, SC
My summit: Celebrating my 10-year survivor mark from state 2 breast cancer by climbing Kilimanjaro.
What LIVESTRONG means to me: Walking by faith and never giving up, it means reaching out to other survivors to learn from them and to help them on their walk.
Raymond Daniel – Saratoga, CA
My summit: To make it to the top of Kilimanjaro but to really enjoy the journey and experience with my team.
What LIVESTRONG means to me: Never giving up and standing up and fighting for yourself and others.
Mindy Boyum, Cancer Survivor, LIVESTRONG Staffer – Austin, TX
My summit: Inspire other cancer survivors that there is life after cancer treatment and that anything is possible.
What LIVESTRONG means to me: Living and enjoying life each and every day.
Katie Schofield, Cancer Survivor and Scott Schofield – Oakton, VA
Our summit: Celebration of Katie being 30 years cancer free this year. Also doing this adventure in memory of those we have lost to cancer, including Katie?s dad and Scott’s mom, and in honor of those who are currently living with cancer.
What LIVESTRONG means to us: A strong army supporting the warriors in the cancer battle, including patients, family and friends, through this challenge and also afterwards.
Lisa DeLosso – Austin, TX
My summit: Keep challenging myself in ways that I can continue to give back and grow as a person.
What LIVESTRONG means to me: Being empowered to: be proactive and take action in one’s life; to keep going when the going gets tough; and to tackle each and every day with a combination of grit and grace.
Missy Verhaeghe, Cancer Survivor – Huntley, Illinois
My summit: I hope to inspire and motivate others in this expedition. I want to provide hope for those who feel there is none. I intend on making a difference to someone who has cancer and needs support.
What LIVESTRONG means to me: LIVESTRONG is a way of life…in many
ways, it’s how people should be living their lives…especially since there are no guarantees. LIVESTRONG. EVERYDAY. NO EXCUSES.
You don?t have to go all the way to Africa to participate in Survivor Summit. Choose YOUR Summit!
How does it work?
- Step 1: Pick an event or goal that is right for you! The only limit here is your imagination. Pick a summit that challenges you physically and/or mentally and that is an appropriate fundraising challenge to share with your friends, family and co-workers. Whether it?s walking your first 5k or running a marathon, competing in your first sprint triathlon or finishing an Ironman, hiking the local trail or climbing a mountain, the event is yours to define.
- Step 2: REGISTER NOW for ?What?s Your Summit? ? 2012?. There is a $25 registration fee and a $100 minimum fundraising goal. We will help you create your own fundraising page and manage e-mails to help you achieve your fundraising goal. All participants are eligible to qualify for the “What’s Your Summit?” fundraising incentives. All proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG.
- Step 3: Use your network of friends, family and co-workers to help you raise money for survivorship and provide you the mental support to achieve your goal. Have fun training for your Summit while raising money and awareness for cancer survivorship at the same time.
- Step 4: Achieve your Summit!