Twelve Montrealers set out to conquer Kilimanjaro for The Children's
MONTREAL, March 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On Sunday, March 4, a group of 12 Montrealers left for the East African country of Tanzania, where they will take on one of the world's most notorious summits.
Their backgrounds couldn't be more diverse - a university professor, a film director and even a high school student are among the group. But they are united by a common goal: to climb Mount Kilimanjaro while raising funds to help young patients of The Montreal Children's Hospital reach their own goals.
To make the experience even more meaningful, during the trip many of the climbers will carry a photo of one of the young patients from The Children's. Climbers were paired up with their young buddies in February, and special bonds of friendship were instantly formed.
"It was so exciting to see the climbers leave for Africa," says Alexa, a 12-year-old girl who won her battle with cancer last year. "I never thought that anyone would ever climb Kilimanjaro for me!"
Photos, videos and audio messages will be posted daily to the blog kilipourlechildren.com
. The public is invited to post messages of encouragement and donate in order to show their support. The event is now in its second year, and has raised a total of $515,000
for The New Montreal
Children's Hospital on the Glen Site.
For further information:
Spécialiste en communications numériques
Digital Communications Specialist
La Fondation de l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants
T : 514-934-4846, #29234 F : 514-939-3551
1 Place Alexis Nihon, 3400, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest,
bureau 1420, Montréal (Québec) H3Z 3B8