Everest 2013

Everest 2013

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

These guys and girls rock!

Just a little shout out to Kathy Setian (climber), Hector Miranda, Steve Prentice, and Melanie O'Toole again for joining us on the trek and or climb to Everest to raise funds and awareness for women of Democratic Republic of Congo! Supporting International Medical Corps and VDAY.

An article in the New York Times last month estimates that nearly two million women have been raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with women victimized at a rate of nearly one every minute. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/world/africa/12congo.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&ref=jeffreygettleman&adxnnlx=1305298839-jX02XbNH7tXabOWFJcAgDw Folks aid and awareness is needed and these organizations are working hard to make a lasting impact of these rape survivors.

You can still support our efforts by making a tax deductible donation at www.climbtakeaction.com
The recovery and readjustment process has been a slow one for me, but I promise to have details on the summit push, summit night, and post trip afterthoughts. Also, look out for us on the Huffington Post! I will post a link to all articles once published. This is my second week back at work and still have a mile long list to do! I am chipping away at it a little at a time. I am physical feeling better, but still have some issues, more to come with the details I will post.

If you would like to get involved in our efforts, please contact me.

Thank you all for your loving support! One step at a time, one survivor at a time, we can make a difference.

Big Hugs!!