Save the Date: March 28, 2008 – CancerClimber event in Golden, CO
Climbing Everest is tough work no matter how you slice it. As one who has been there, I can vouch for the fact that it’s a long way up and a long way back down again.
The air is thin.
The weather’s nasty.
It takes a lot out of you, and then asks for more.
Imagine, now, going to the top of Everest…with only one functioning lung. That’s just what Sean Swarner did in 2002, and on all the rest of the Seven Summits.
Pretty amazing to say the least.
But, more amazingly, Sean didn’t accomplish these feats just to boost his own ego, to check them off his personal list and retreat into his life once more. Instead, Sean did the Seven Summits to raise money and awareness about the very disease which took his lung and almost his life: cancer.
That wasn’t enough, so Sean also founded the Cancer Climber Association, which inspires cancer survivors and patients to overcome the odds and keep climbing.
I first met Sean, and his business partner, Ben Metzker, on the Everest Rocks! trek last autumn. I was immediately inspired by Sean and Ben’s spirit, dedication, and true desire to make a difference in the world.
I am honored to be able to help Sean, Ben, and CancerClimber this Thursday, when Sean and I will speak at a special event at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum to raise money for CancerClimber’s “portable camp” that will make visits to children’s
hospitals in twenty-four cities across the country. Each stop will offer a
three-day camp for children impacted by cancer.
The event will feature hors d’ouvres, drinks, a silent auction, and a talk about Everest by both Sean and myself.
And, most importantly, all proceeds from the evening will go to support CancerClimber!
So, mark your calendars and go to the Colorado Mountain Club website to buy tickets…today!!
When: March 28, 2008, 6:00 PM
Where: 710 Tenth Street, Golden, CO 80401 (see map)
What: A fundraising event for the CancerClimber Association
Tickets: Both general admission and VIP tickets are available
Remember…all proceeds go to support a great cause, and it will be a fun night! So, but your tickets today!
– Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.