Follow our team as they climb Kilimanjaro!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 16:16
On January 17th, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation waved goodbye to the participants of the most extreme fundraiser the Foundation has ever held. A team of 12 exceptional individuals left Montreal for Tanzania, where they are setting off on a grueling climb to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
They are quite an inspiring group. Many are first-time climbers, and have been training for months to prepare themselves as best they can for a ten-day trek that two out of every ten people are not physically able to complete. They have embarked on this adventure as a way of raising funds for our Hospital, and have already raised over $250,000 – more than quadruple their original goal of raising $55,000. If you would like to make a donation to support their efforts, please click here.
The details of their journey are posted on their blog, at www.kilipourlechildren.com. This adventure is part of the One million kilometres, one million dollars campaign to promote active living. If you are inspired by what you see on these pages, please visit www.1millionkm.com to learn how you can start your own campaign to get in shape while supporting The Children’s – or even join the climb for 2012!
Their journey was recorded on their blog over the past few weeks – please visit www.kilipourlechildren.com and show your encouragement by leaving a comment!