Happy Holidays!! Next Stop Aconcagua!

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your loved ones Happy Holidays!!! Thank you so so much for all of your support for Climb Take Action this year and our efforts to support International Medical Corps and their work to help women and children in the Congo and Uganda.

2009 was an exciting year for us, as our team of 9 successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in July and raised over $30,000 for International Medical Corps. 3 of us (Genevieve Roth, Brooke Warburton, and I) were then blessed with the opportunity to visit the Refugee Settlements in Uganda and able to meet not only the amazing women and children we support, but also the dedicated International Medical Corps staff that is making a significant impact in the lives of thousands of women and children at these settlements on a daily basis. We also have some outstanding supporters that have decided to dedicate their next challenge to Climb Take Action for 2010 and support our efforts- we are thrilled and so grateful!! We were also featured in various media publications, thus helping us in our mission to educate others on the conflict occurring and the aid needed.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been engulfed by conflict for over a decade and remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. It is home to the most horrific cases of sexual and gender-based violence.

How Your Support Will Help Women & Children:

International Medical Corps (IMC) provides life-saving services for displaced women and children in the DRC and neighboring Uganda, including: emergency medical treatment and physician training, counseling to help heal deep psychological wounds, and economic opportunities to help promote self-sufficiency.International Medical Corps also teaches new mothers feeding practices, provides immunizations, monitors growth, and prevents and treat the three big child-killers – acute respiratory infections, malaria and diarrhea.

I hope you will support my efforts going into 2010, as I head of to Climb Aconcagua for International Medical Corps and Women and Children in the Congo and Uganda: Dec 27-Jan18. Aconcagua, which translates as "Stone Sentinel" is 22,840 ft, making it the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest mountain outside of Asia- one of the World’s 7 Summits and my fourth to date of the 7….3 more to go.

These women and children continue to be my source of inspiration.

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Much Love and Happy Holidays,

Special Thanks to the Kilimanjaro Team! Hector Miranda, Corina Quinones, Martin Zeeman, Melanie O’Toole, Genevieve Roth, Brooke Warburton, Sergio Milan, and Steve Prentice